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Old February 18th 05, 03:41 AM
Cwar2001
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I'm trying to understand what is the difference between these two types of
Saves and what is the advantage of using on over the other?
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Old February 18th 05, 04:04 AM
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Using Save will save the file you have open with the same name in the same
location that is was opened from with your changes. If the file is new and
has never been saved you will be prompted to name the file and the location.

Using Save As will allow you to rename an open file, change the location
where the file is stored and also pick different formats such as .rtf, .txt,
for WordPerfect or even a Web page.

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I'm trying to understand what is the difference between these two types of
Saves and what is the advantage of using on over the other?



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Old February 18th 05, 04:20 AM
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On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:41:02 -0800, "Cwar2001"
wrote:

I'm trying to understand what is the difference between these two types of
Saves and what is the advantage of using on over the other?


If the document has already been saved at least once, then:

- "Save" replaces the file on disk with the current contents of the
document. It does not change the document's name, and it doesn't
display any dialog.

- "Save As" opens a dialog in which you can enter a new name to create
a new file, leaving the old one unchanged. (You can choose the same
name again if you wish, and then it will act just like Save.)

If the document has never been saved before (you just did a File New
and started typing), the first Save will act just like Save As because
it needs to get a name from you.

Use Save -- often!! -- while you're writing or revising a document, so
that the copy on the disk is the same as (or close to) the one on the
screen. Get in the habit of pressing Ctrl+S every time you stop to
think about what to write next. In these newsgroups we often read
heart-rending pleas for help from people who wrote their whole thesis
or the Great American Novel without ever saving it to disk, and then
lost it all when they forgot and closed down Word and -- stupid!! --
clicked No when asked whether to save. Don't let this be you!

You would choose Save As when you want to make another copy of an
existing document, make some changes, and wind up with two different
documents. If you find yourself doing this a lot, though, you probably
want to make a template. You can do this by changing the "Save as
type" box at the bottom of the Save As dialog to say "Document
template (*.dot)" and giving it a name. Then you use File New and
choose the appropriate template to make a new document. See
http://www.word.mvps.org/FAQs/Custom...platePart1.htm
for more information.

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Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
 




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