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Chapter 14. Saving Your Documents > RAM: Random Access Memory

RAM: Random Access Memory

Until you actually go through the process of naming a document and saving it, the document hangs around in RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory. RAM is sort of like the top of the desk in your office, where you spread your stuff out as you work. Your hard disk acts more like a filing cabinet where you store all your folders of information.


Your oak desk is very much like your computer’s RAM—a temporary working space.



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