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

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Saving Your Work for the First Time

The first time you save an Excel workbook, you are asked to name your file. Excel assumes you're going to save into a default drive and folder, but gives you the option to choose a different destination. After the first time you save the file, you won't be prompted to change any information when you save the file later.

Don't wait until you've completed the workbook to save it for the first time. Because the information on the screen is stored in the temporary memory of your computer, it doesn't exist in a permanent form until you save it. Therefore, save the workbook for the first time as soon as you enter some basic information.

In Hour 2, “Entering Data,” you saved a workbook using a few simple steps. In ...

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