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Excel For Noobs Tutorial: How to Save Files in Excel
It is important to periodically save your work in Excel. It would probably ruin your day if you spent hours working on a file to suddenly have your system crash or to mistakenly close Excel without saving your work. By taking the simple precaution of saving your files you may one day save yourself hours of work recreating a lost Excel file. There are several ways to save Excel files to your computer.
How to Save New Excel Files Using Save As
If your workbook has never been saved to your computer, it will have the default name of Book1, Book2 etc. depending on how many unsaved workbooks you have open. You could save your workbook with the default name, but this is counterintuitive when you have the option of assigning your workbook with an optimal name. To save new Excel files go to File > Save As and then click Computer under the Places list. The Save As dialog box will appear. (The Places list is only for Excel 2013. In older versions of Excel the Open dialog box will appear once you click Save As.) In the Save As dialog box, double-click on the folder where you want to save your file, type in the File Name in the File Name box and then click the Save button. Now your Excel file is saved to your computer.
NOTE: The rules for filenames in Excel are the same as the rules for filenames in Windows. Filenames can be no longer that 255 characters including spaces, they are NOT case sensitive, and cannot contain the following characters:
- \ (slash)
- ? (question mark)
- : (colon)
- > (greater than)
- < (less than)
- | (vertical bar)
- ” (quote)
- * (asterisk)
How to Save Excel Files
Once a file has been saved to your computer with an appropriate file name you can simply Save the file instead of Save As. There are several ways to do this.
- Click the Save button which by default is located in the quick access toolbar.
- Press CTRL+S on your keyboard.
- Go to File and click Save.
- Press Shift+F12.
How to Save and Excel File So it Can Be Opened Using and Older Version of Excel
To ensure that you file can be opened with older version of Excel you can save your file as a Excel 97-2003 Workbook .xls. Saving files in this manner is very common and preferred by many professors and employers. To perform this task follow the steps below.
- Click File > Save As > and under Places click Computer. The Save As dialog box will appear.
- Locate and open the folder where you want to save your Excel file.
- In the File Name box type in the name you want to give to your file.
- Now where it says File Type click the drop-down arrow and select Excel 97-2003 Workbook and click Save. Now your workbook is saved so that it can be opened with all versions of Excel.
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