SAVINGNow that you know how to write, you will want to know how to SAVE the work (the text) that you have created.
SAVING - WHY?Why have you to save?
You have to know that what you have written on the monitor, it is saved in the RAM memory. When the computer is turned off, the whole content of the memory RAM is emptied.
So, to be able to see again on your computer the text that you have written (and any other work) you have to SAVE it.
SAVING - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?Saving means therefore, to store the data in a DISK DRIVE.
SAVING - WHEN?You have to often execute this operation even every five minutes. This because if after having worked on the computer for much time, and without saving, the electric current is down or the pc is blocked, the whole work has to be done again.
SAVING - HOW?To save a Word document,
This window appears.
This window offers to you:
to save your Word document inside the folder Documents (Save in: Documents);
- To name your document "My first document" (File name: My first document).
These setting can be good for you at the moment, and therefore,
3 - click on the button “Save” (down on the right of the window).
Well, you have saved your first document.
You can now add some the sentences to the document, like:
I execute some changes to the document now
and save therefore the changes this way:
1 - click on the icon Save from the “quick access toolbar”.
What is happening? ... Apparently nothing,
but in fact the computer has executed the saving operation in “automatic” way.
It has updated the document "My first document" inside the folder “Documents”.
CLOSING A DOCUMENTTo close the document,
1 - click on the Office Button up on the left.
2 - from the drop-down menu, click on the entry "Close".
You can see a sky-blue screen in front of you.
The program Word is running, but there is not any open document.
FORGETTING TO SAVE... NO PROBLEM!If you now try to add some other sentence, like:
I keep on modifying the document,
and you try to close the window forgetting to save it,
the document is not closed at once,
but Word warns you that there have been some changes and it asks you:
1 - to save them (click on “Yes”).
2 - not to save them (click on “No”).
3 - to cancel the command “Save” (click on “Cancel”).
OPENING A NEW DOCUMENT
1 - click on the button Office
2 - from the drop-down menu click on the entry "New".
3 - From the dialogue box, click on "Blank document”.
Continue, following the next exercise.
1 - Write the following sentence:
I have opened a new document.
2 - Save the document in the folder “Documents” and name it "My second document”.
Click on the white box on the right of “File Name” now,
cancel its content and write My second document.
Don't forget to click on the command Save, down on the right.
3 - Close the document (only the document and not the program).
You still have a sky-blue screen in front of you.
OPENING AN EXISTING DOCUMENTTo open an existing document (for instance the document "My second document"),
1 - click on the button Office
2 - from the drop-down menu, click on the entry "Open".
3 - From the dialogue box, select with a click the document "My second document"
4 - Click therefore on the button "Open" down on the right,
or click twice with a fast succession on the document to be opened.
As an alternative, you can open the same document in the following way:
1st - click on the button Office.
On the right part, under the entry "Recent Documents", the last opened documents are listed.
2nd - Click on the selected document.