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Saving Documents

Whenever you create a new document in Word, you'll need to know how to save in order to access and edit it later. This is not intended as a guide to where you should save your data. It is intended to show you how to save your data to IT Services centrally based storage, so that you can find and save your data to the same locations you generally use now (H: or M:)

If you prefer, you can also save files to the cloud using your own OneDrive@University of Warwick storage space, called simply 'University of Warwick' which is at the top of the list of places to save, or you can choose to save to your personal OneDrive storage (formerly SkyDrive)

For information regarding where it would be appropriate to store different classifications of information can be found on the Governance web pages under Information Security here:

To Save a Document to My Computer (H: and M: drives can be selected):

It's important to save your document whenever you start a new project or make changes to an existing one. Saving early and often can prevent your work from being lost. You'll also need to pay close attention to where you save the document so it will be easy to find later

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When saving for the first time, the Save As pane will appear in Backstage view

You'll then need to choose where to save the file and give it a file name. To save the document to your computer, select Computer and then click Browse

Select your H: drive or an M: drive share to ensure your data is backed up by IT Services


Or on Windows 10

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The Save As dialog box will appear. Select the location where you wish to save the document. Enter a file name for the document and click Save


Or on Windows 10

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