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Creating, opening, and saving files works the same way across Office apps.

Create a file

  1. Open the Office app.

  2. Select a template.

    If you're already in an app, select File > New to see the templates.

Save a file

  1. Select Save [Untitled] .

    Or select File > Save As.

  2. Select where you want to save the file.

    You can save to your computer, OneDrive, or another location. Save your files to OneDrive if you'd like to get to them anywhere - on your computer, tablet, or phone.

  3. Enter a meaningful, descriptive file name.

  4. Select Save.

Open a file

Do one of the following:

  • Open File Explorer and double-click the file, or right-click the file and select Open.

  • Open the Office app you created the file in, and select the file from the Recent list.

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