Save and Save As

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

How to save a file

Before you click the Save button in the Save As dialog box, first 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 XP 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 2002's Save As dialog box