CREATING A NEW BLANK DOCUMENT

Creating a New Blank Document

Each time when you open MS-Word, a new blank document appears. However, you will also need to know how to create new documents while an existing document is open. 

Steps to create a new blank document: 

Step 1 Click the Microsoft Office button.

Step 2 Select New, the New Document dialog box appears.

Step 3 Select Blank document under the Blank and recent section.

(It will be highlighted by default.)

Step 4 Click Create, a new blank document appears.

Saving a Document

To permanently store a document on hard disk, you must save the document and assign a name to it. 

Use the Save As Command

Steps to save a document using Save As command: 

Step 1 Click the Microsoft Office button.

Step 2 Then click Save As  Word document (or press Ctrl+S). The Save As dialog box appears.

Step 3 Select the location, where you want to save the document using the drop down menu.

Step 4 Enter the name of the document in File name box. 

Step 5 Click the Save button.

Use the Save Command

Steps to save a document using Save command:

Step 1 Click the Microsoft Office button.

Step 2 Select Save from the menu.

Step 3 Save the document in its current location with the same file name.

 “Save” means the file gets saved under its current name, in whatever folder it was saved before or in the default folder of that computer whereas “Save As” gives you the opportunity to save the file under a different name and in another folder, “Save As” allows you to save the updated version with a new name while at the same time preserving the old version. 

Closing a Document

Steps to close an active document:

Step 1 Click the Microsoft Office button.

Step 2 Click close. 

File extension of MS-Word is .doc or .docx. A file extension is a suffix (separated from file name by a dot) to the name of computer file. It indicates what type of file it is.

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