How to Save a File in Word
After you’ve created a new document or made changes to an existing document, you’ll need to save it for those changes to be preserved. You can also save a copy of an existing document, using a new name, a new location, or a different file type.
When you save a new document for the first time, you’ll need to give it a name and tell Word where to save it.
Since the document doesn’t have a name or location yet, the Save As screen will appear.
The file is saved and can be safely closed for you to reopen later.
Press Ctrl + S to save.
If you've saved a document to an online location, you'll have the option to automatically save changes.
As you continue to work in Word, you’ll want to save any changes you make periodically. This way, you won’t lose all of your work if there’s an unexpected crash.
Press Ctrl + S or click the File tab and select Save.
Sometimes you may want to make a copy of an existing document by saving it in a new location and/or with a new name.
The document is saved to the new location with the new name. The original file is automatically closed so you can start working in the new one right away.
Word normally saves its files as Word documents, but you can save your Word projects as other file formats too.
The drop-down list displays the different types of files you can save the document as.
A copy of the file is saved in the new format.