Work with documents in Word for Windows

Start you work in Word with these quick instructions how to create, share, and edit documents on your own or with your team.

To convert your Google Docs to a Word document, go to File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx). Then, open the file in Word. See more at Get started with Docs.

Note: Features and information in this guide apply to Word as available through Office 365.

Create a document

  1. Select File > Home.

  2. Select Blank document, select one of the templates, or open a Recommended or Recent file.

Word new doc templates

Open a document

  • Select File > Open, and select the document you want.

  • If your file's saved to OneDrive and you're working offline, your revisions will be saved the next time you connect online.

Open a document in Word

Rename a document

To rename your document:

  • If your file's saved to OneDrive, select the file name at the top, and type in what you want.

  • Select File > Save As, choose a location to save to, and rename your file.

Rename a file in Word

Choose a save option

  • Save your document to OneDrive

    If your file's been saved to OneDrive, your changes are automatically saved.

    • Select File > Save As.

    • Select OneDrive.

    • Type in a name and select Save.

  • Other save options

There are more ways to save your document. First, select File:

  • To save your file, select Save, or select File > Save.

  • To save your file as a PDF, select File > Save as Adobe PDF.

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