MS Word

Creating and Saving Documents

You can't get much done in Word without creating and saving documents and once you've used Word even a little, you'll know it's a good idea to save a document immediately after creating it to ensure that you don't lose work if Word, Windows, or your computer crashes.

Creating a new document is simple in a basic word processor, but Word, being more complex, offers templates that can both help and hinder you. Templates can save you a lot of time, but they can also cause problems for example, they sometimes become corrupted, and you might even find that your new "blank" document always contains unwanted text that you must dispose of before you can work in your document.

Saving could be simple too if Word didn't provide a whole tab's worth of save options to confuse the issue. Some of these options are pretty much guaranteed to cause annoyance, while others can help you work faster and recover as much of your work as possible if Word crashes. This tutorial helps you distinguish friend from foe and shows you how to rout the foes and harness the friends.

Last but nothing like least, you may make the often-fatal mistake of using Word's master document feature for that huge, all-important project you're working on.... Read on to learn how to minimize master document annoyances, hassles, and grief.