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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Office Excel 2003 in 24 Hours by Trudi Reisner

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Saving Your Workbook

If you don't save your workbooks, you're playing a form of computerized Russian roulette. Your unsaved work is unprotected. If the power goes off or your system crashes, your worksheet is gone forever. Saving your work takes a few brief seconds and ensures that you or your colleagues will be able to open the workbook later. A saved workbook can be stored indefinitely.

When you save your work in Excel, you need to consider a few points:

  • The location of the saved file— You can save to your computer's hard drive or to a floppy disk. If you're working on a network, you can save your files to a drive and folder on the network.

  • The name of the file— The filename should be descriptive so that you or someone else can identify it. ...

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