Save a file in Office 2007

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Save a file

By default, the Microsoft Office programs save a file in a default working folder. To save the copy in a different location, click a different folder in the folder list. 

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Save, or press CTRL+S.

    Important: If you don't see the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , click Save on the File menu.

  2. If you are saving the file for the first time, you are asked to give it a name.

Save as a copy, to a different location

You can also use the Save As command to rename a file or change the location of where you save the file.

Save As dialog box in Windows 7 and Windows Vista

You can also save the file to a new location by using the Navigation pane. save as dialog box in windows vista

1. To choose a folder or type a path to the folder, use the Address bar.

2. To quickly see locations you use a lot, use the Navigation pane.

3. To see more file types, click the arrow.

Save As dialog box in Microsoft Windows XP

You can also save the file to a new location by using the Save in list or locations saved in your My Places bar. Save As dialog box

1. To choose a folder, use the Save in list.

2. To quickly see locations you use a lot, use the My Places bar.

3. To see more file types, click the arrow.

To save a copy of your file, do the following:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Save As, or press CTRL+S.

    Important: If you don't see the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , click Save As on the File menu.

  2. In the File name box, enter a new name for the file.

  3. Click Save.

To save the copy in a different folder, follow the steps above, but click a different drive in the Save in list or a different folder in the folder list. To save the file in a new folder, click Create New Folder Button image .

Save as a different format

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , and then click Save As.

    Important: If you don't see the Microsoft Office Button Office button image , click Save As on the File menu.

    Keyboard shortcut  To open the Save As dialog box, press ALT, F, A.

  2. In the File name box, enter a new name for the file.

  3. In the Save as type list, click the file format that you want to save the file in. For example, click Rich Text Format (.rtf), Web Page (.htm or .html), or Comma Delimited (.csv).

  4. Click Save.

To learn more about saving your files as a PDF or XPS, see Save or convert to PDF or XPS.

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