Word 2013/2016: File commands

Updated 2013.06.05

Objectives

Creating, opening, saving, printing, closing, and exiting

All file manipulation commands are on the File tab.

To achieve this result:

Do this:

Keyboard Shortcut

Create a new document:

·       Click on the File tab.

·       Click on New.

·       Word will display a list of document templates.

·       Click on the desired template. Usually this will be the Blank Document template.

<Ctrl>+n

(New)

Open an existing document:

·       Click on the File tab.

·       If the file you want is on the list of Recent Documents, click on the file.

·       If the file you want is not on the list, Word will display a list of recent locations. If the location you want is visible, click on it. If not, click on the Browse button and locate your file.

<Ctrl>+o

(Open)

Save a document for the first time:

·       Click on the File tab.

·       Click on Save.

·       Word will prompt you for a file name and path.

<Ctrl>+s

(Save)

Save a document that has been saved previously

·       Click on the File tab.

·       Click on Save.

·       Word will save the file with its existing name (writing over the existing version of the file).

<Ctrl>+s

(Save)

Save a document with a different name or in a different location:

·       Click on the File tab.

·       Click on Save As.

·       Word will prompt you for a file name and path.

<F12>

Printing a document

·       Click on the File tab.

·       Click on Print.

·       Review your options and make any necessary changes.

·       Click on the large Print button when ready to print.

<Ctrl>+p

(Print)

Close a document (without saving):

·       Click on the File tab.

·       Click on Close.

<Ctrl>+w

(Window)