Saturday, August 27, 2011

Save Your Work Now!

Saving files is extremely important. I want to show you ways you can ensure your document is not lost.
For Microsoft Office specifics Microsoft Office Help Site: Saving

   The more the marrier: Save multiple files instead of one. Why risk the chance of losing your file in your directory because you saved it in a unknown location? My advice: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [S] when you press all three keys down (in blue highlight) it will tell the program to "Save As."

Save As: Prompts you with a small window to assign a name and location for your file.

   When you're typing that important essay you can press [Ctrl] + [S] to do a quick save, but it only saves your file in the most recent location and writes over your old copy of the file. Ctrl + Shift + S is a safer move. You will have all copies of your file if you use "Save As" and rename each copy: "EssayForEnglish1" followed by "EssayForEnglish2" followed by... 3, 4, 5, 6... It's a great way to hold onto all previous drafts of this "EssayForEnglish" and never worry about losing your progress.

   Also, you can direct the file where the file is saved. You could save your file to your [Desktop] AND your [Documents] file, even under the same exact name because files have a path that is used for it's specific name which varies by location of the file at hand. Saving multiple copies of files will take up more space on your computer, but any word documents size will be insignificant with the size of today's hard drives (space for information in computers / storage device)

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