Save and Save As

Save Microsoft Word 2000 documents to your computer, and learn the difference between the Save and Save As commands.

Using Save As

After choosing Save using one of the two methods described on the previous page, the Save As dialog box appears.

save as dialog box

To specify a file location:

  • Open the Save In: drop-down list.
  • Choose where you want to save the file.
  • Name your file in the File name: box.
  • Click OK.

If you do not choose a file name, Word assigns a file name for you. It assigns the first line of text in your document, unless you give it a different name when prompted in the File name box.

If you do not specify a file location, Office uses the My Documents folder as the default location. If you can't find a file, check My Documents.

After naming and saving a file once:

  • Click the Save button save button on the Standard toolbar.

  • Go to the File menu and choose Save. You will not get a Save As dialog box again.