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Chapter 5. Saving, Opening, Printing, an... > The All-Important Save Command - Pg. 53

Saving, Opening, Printing, and Other Document Lore 53 Saving an Existing Document After all that hard work saving a new document, you'll be happy to know that subsequent saves are much easier. That's because when you select the File, Save command, the program simply updates the existing hard disk copy of the document. This takes just a second or two (usually) and no dialog box shows up to pester you for information. Because this is so easy, there's no excuse not to save your work regularly. If you're a fan of keyboard shortcuts, here's one to memorize for the ages: Press Ctrl+S to save your document. If you're a fan of toolbar buttons, click the Save toolbar button that you saw in Figure 5.1. Taking Advantage of the My Documents Folder I mentioned earlier that I highly recommend you use the prefab My Documents folder, which is designed to be a central storage area for all your documents. Using this folder is a good idea for three reasons: · It makes your documents easy to find because they're all stored in one place. · When you want to back up your documents, you need to only select a single folder (rather than hunting around your hard disk for all your documents). · It's easy to get to: Select Start, My Documents. (You can also get there by opening My Docu- ments folder within My Computer or Windows Explorer.) See Also