By now you may have a finely tuned sentence or several paragraphs of facts and figures that you would regret losing if your cat jumped on your keyboard, or if a power failure shut your computer off.
To keep your work, you have to save it, and it's never too early to do that.
Click the Microsoft Office Button in the upper-left corner of the window. Then click Save. A dialog box opens. A dialog box is a smaller window in which you perform some action. You use this box to tell Word where you want to store the document on your computer, and what you want to call it. You'll learn the exact steps in the practice.
After you save your document, and you continue to type, save your work as you go. Every once in a while, click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar in the upper-left corner of the window. Or use a keyboard shortcut to save: Press CTRL+S (hold down the CTRL key and then press S).
When you are through with the document and have saved your work, close the file. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Close.
Tip To find your document after you close it, look in the Recent Documents list shown in the picture. Click a document in the list to open it. You'll learn more about how to find and open a document in the practice.