Save It or Lose It

Unless you’re the type of person who loves the thrill of risking everything for no potential gain, you should save your document soon after you type a paragraph or two. This prevents you from losing all you’ve done when you exit the program or in the event of a power outage. Once the document is saved to your PC’s hard drive, you can open it at any time to work on it.

Saving a Document

Here’s the standard operating procedure for saving documents in most Windows programs:
1. Click the Save button or press Ctrl+S.
2. Click in the File name text box and type a name for the file, as shown in Figure 12.6. The name can be up to ...

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