Saving

Save and share Microsoft Word 2010 documents to your computer, and learn the difference between the Save and Save As commands.

Other file formats

You can share your documents with anyone using Word 2010 or 2007 because they use the same file format. However, earlier versions of Word use a different file format, so if you want to share your document with someone using an earlier version of Word you'll need to save it as a Word 97-2003 document.

To save as a Word 97-2003 document:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Select Save As.
  3. In the Save as type drop-down menu, select Word 97-2003 Document.
    Saving as a Word 97-2003 document Saving as a Word 97-2003 Document
  4. Select the location where you want to save the document.
  5. Enter a name for the document, then click Save.

To save as a PDF:

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Select Save As.
  3. In the Save as type drop-down menu, select PDF.
    Saving as a PDF file Saving as a PDF file
  4. Select the location where you want to save the document.
  5. Enter a name for the document.
  6. Click the Save button.