It’s pretty common to reuse your Office documents. The way most people do this is to open the last one you used then do a “Save as…” and save it with a new name and/or in a new location. And that works most of the time, except when you hit Save and forget to rename it losing the contents of the previous document.
There is a much better way–opening the original document as a copy. Not only will this prevent you from accidentally overwriting an existing file; it is also a great time saver.
Here’s how it works:
- Click on File – Open – Recent Documents. If the document was opened recently, the filename will be displayed.
- Right-click on the filename and select Open a copy.
- Any changes that you make are saved to the copy. You can then save it at any location.