How to save Word document on Mac
When you save a document for the first time, you name it and specify where you want it saved — on a hard disk, on a desktop, or in a folder on a Mac computer.
What to Know
- Select the “File” menu and click “Save” to save a document for the first time.
- To quickly save a Word document on a Mac, press Command + S shortcut keys.
Saving your document is essential in the writing process, whether creating a report, writing a letter, or making a resume. In this guide, I will show you how to Save a Word document on Mac in just a few clicks.
How to Save a Word document on a Mac
There are different ways of saving a Word document on a Mac. But the two best and easy methods are a File Menu option and keyboard shortcut keys.
You will learn both methods in this article by following the steps below.
Let’s get started.
Method 1: Use the File Menu to save your document
Inside Word, click the “File” menu option at the top of your screen.
Select Save from the File menu. A dialog box will open.
Type a name for your document into the “Name” field.
Then, click the “Where” drop-down and choose a location where you want to save the file, such as Desktop, Folder, or iCloud.
Tip: You can save a Word doc to desktop on Mac by choosing the Desktop option from the “Where” drop-down.
Make sure in the “File Format” field, Word Document (*.docx) is selected. It is the default file format of a Word document in Word for Mac.
Select Save to confirm and save the file on the Mac computer.
Tip: If you want to save changes you made to an existing Word document. Use the Command + S shortcut keys on your keyboard.
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Method 2: Use keyboard shortcut keys to save your document
Press the Command ⌘ + S shortcut keys on your keyboard. It opens a Save file menu.
In the Name box, enter a name for your document.
Click the “Where” drop-down menu and select a location to save the file on the Mac computer.
Also, make sure the “File Format” box says Word Document (*.docx). It is the default file type of a Word document on a Mac.
Tip: Next time, Word for Mac will save your document as you work on it.
Warnings: If you do not save your document before closing Microsoft Word, you risk losing it or any changes you made to an existing one.
Launch your Word document, and select the File menu from the top left. Click the Save As option. Name your document and click Where drop-down. In the location field, locate and select the Desktop option. Then click Save.
The keyboard shortcut for saving a file in Word is Ctrl + S (Windows) or Command + S (Mac).