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How to Save a Word Document on a 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.

There are different ways of saving a Word document on a Mac. But the two best and easy methods are using a File menu option and keyboard shortcut keys.

How to Save a Word Document on a Mac

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.

Two ways to save a Word document on a Mac

  1. File Menu.
  2. 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 document 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.

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Reference:

  1. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/save-a-file-in-office-for-mac-421a5172-9bc6-4ef0-b452-c0939bdce786