Whenever I exit or save a document Word 2007 closes. There is not an “X” to press to exit the document and stay in Word.
— Submitted by Anonymous
Word 2007 should not close when you save a document. As a matter of fact, it is a good practice to save your document regularly as you are working.
Using the “X” is the shortcut for closing the program. Microsoft Word always gives you the opportunity to save before closing, so if you are using “X” to save, that’s why Word closes every time you save your document.
Saving a document
Use one of these quick methods to save a document without closing it or exiting the program:
- Press Ctrl + S, or
- Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar, or
- Click the Office Button, then select Save
All three of these actions do the same thing—save the document. However, the first time you save a document, a dialog box will open so you can name the file and select a save location.
Closing a document
To close a document without exiting Word 2007, follow these easy steps:
- Click the Office Button.
- Select Close.
- Select Yes or No to save the document.
The document will close but Microsoft Word will remain open so you can start a new file.
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This is a change from earlier versions.
by: Geoff Plumpton
Earlier versions of Word allowed you to exit (save) using the X button on the top right, but they still kept the programme open.Excel, within the same suite programs, still allows you to save or close the last open document using the X button without shutting down the program itself.
Close don’t exit
I added the “close” button right next to the “save” button on the Quick Access toolbar.
Close – don’t Exit
by: Geoff P
Many thanks Anon, I’ll give it go!
Great tip–it will save me much frustration!
Close, don’t exit
Good tip. Like so many features in Office 2007, Microsoft has made the program more cumbersome than the earlier version.