Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2017     Views: 222

You can change the format of a document by using the "Save As" Command.  This procedure is similar to file conversion, but you are actually saving the file as another format, usually for the benefit of the person that will be opening the file. This is useful when you are unsure of the application that the recipient will use to launch your word processing application (MS Word, WordPerfect, etc.).


From the File menu, select the Save As command. A dialog box will open. This is where you choose the options for saving the file in the new format.
There should be a Save In or File Location field. Use this to determine where the file is to be saved, e.g. your hard drive or an external flash drive.


In the File Name field, name your file.  The default will be the same as the file was originally named. However, you can rename the file if you prefer.


In the Save as Type or File Type select the file type that you wish to save the file as. Your choices will range from Rich Text (.rtf) which is readily read by most word processing applications, to versions for other applications (MS Word, WordPerfect), to earlier versions of an application (Word 97-2003 document).


Choose Save to complete the procedure.

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