When you save a document, you have to choose where you want that file to be saved. Word for Windows has a default save location – every time you save a file, it will assume you want to save it in that default location. Sometimes, that default save location is not where you want to save files. So, let's look at how to change that default. We'll also explore a few of the other options associated with saving files.
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- [Voiceover] When you save a document in Microsoft Word…you need to choose where you want that file to be saved.…Word for Windows has a default save location.…Every time you save a file it will assume you want to…save it in that default location.…So for example, this is a new document that I just started…and I have not saved it yet.…If I go to the backstage view by clicking on the file…button up here to the left I can go to save.…It opens up the standard save dialog box and we can see…up here at the top the path to where this file…is going to be saved.…
Of course, I could navigate to another folder…if I wanted to, but this is the default save location.…So generally I could just give this a name, hit save,…and it saves it right in that location.…Now this default location is the documents folder…and that probably makes sense for a lot of people,…but maybe you've got a different folder where you…want to save your documents.…So let's change that default save location.…So first, I'm just going to cancel this.…I don't want to save this file yet,…
Note: These tutorials apply to both the Windows and Mac versions of Word 2016.
- Setting default font and saving location for new documents
- Replacing text automatically
- Working with hyperlinks
- Viewing word and character counts
- Customizing your dictionary
- Locking documents