Save and Save As

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

Saving a file under a new name

Let's say you want to edit or revise a document but still want to keep the original. Rather than start from scratch, open the old file, use Save As to save it under a new name, then edit the new document while leaving the original untouched.

To save your document under a different name:

  • Choose FileactionSave As from the menu bar.
  • The Save As dialog appears.
  • Type a new name for your file in the File name: box.
  • Click Save.

Important: Choose Save As to rename a document. Be careful not to overwrite your original file.