How to Save a File in Office XP

When working in Office XP saving files is easy. Just follow the step-by-step instructions provided in this free lesson.

When working on an important file, you will want to save your work.

Step one: Choose Save or Save As

When saving a file for the first time:



Word 2002's Save As dialog box

Step two: Name the file

Before you click the Save button in the Save As dialog box, first name your file.

To name your file:

Word 2002's Save As dialog box

Step three: Choose a file location

Choose a file location. This will keep your files orderly and easy to find. My Documents is the default file location in Office XP.

To save a file in My Documents:

To save a file to an alternate location:


To learn more about Saving files Office XP, check out our Office XP tutorial.