Creating, Saving, Closing, and Reopening Files

To get your work done in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, you create files. Each program uses a different type of files—Word creates documents, Excel creates workbooks, PowerPoint creates presentations, and OneNote creates notebook files—but you create and save them in the same way. When you finish working with a file, you close it; and when you need to work with a file again, you reopen it.

In this section, you learn to perform these essential moves.

Creating a File

To create a file, follow these steps. Again, we'll use Word as the example program, but you'll find Excel and PowerPoint work in just the same way. OneNote is a little different, as you'll see in Chapter 16.

If the Word window isn't ...

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