Save and Save As

Learn all about saving in Office 2003 in this free lesson.

Saving a file

Before you click the Save button in the Save As dialog box, name your file. Choosing a short, descriptive name will help you remember what each file contains.

To name your file:

  • Once the Save As dialog box is open, the current file name appears highlighted, ready for you to change it.
  • Type a short descriptive name in the File name box. File names can include spaces and capital letters.
  • If you do not choose a file name, Office 2003 programs will assign a file name for you. By default, it assigns the first line of text in your document. If you save a blank document, the file will be saved as Doc1.

Word 2003's Save As dialog box