Save and Save As

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

Saving a file under a new name

If you want to create an exact copy of an original document for editing or revising purposes, you should perform a Save As on the file and save it under a new name. This will guarantee that you always have a saved original copy.

Follow these steps to perform a Save As:

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

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