How to Change Default Save Settings on MS Office

How to Change Default Save Settings on MS Office

Every application has default settings, including the MS Office suite. While some allow customization, others do not. When creating a new document in MS Office, it typically saves in a specific location and format. We are not referring to the “Save As” feature, but rather the basic “Save” function. If your requirements deviate from the default settings, you may want to consider making changes. In this post, we will show you how to modify the default “Save” settings in MS Office. Here’s how.

Steps to Change Default Save Settings in MS Office

In the steps below, we will show how to change the default settings in MS Word. Similar steps apply for MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.

Step 1: Click the Office Button on the top left of the interface and go to Word Options (or Excel Options or PowerPoint Options).

How to Change Default Save Settings on MS Office

Step 2: On the Word Options dialog, select Save. This will show the section with default save actions.

How to Change Default Save Settings on MS Office

Step 3: Choose the desired file format, specify the location, and update the auto recovery settings if necessary.

How to Change Default Save Settings on MS Office

Why Consider Doing This?

You don’t have to go through the trouble of saving a new document and customizing things each time. If you save a document and can’t find it, just navigate to the “Save document” section and check the location instead of doing random searches.

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Conclusion

If you frequently use MS Office, it is recommended to set your own defaults for the Save options. This will improve your productivity when working with these tools. I have already set my own defaults for my applications. Will you also be customizing your defaults?

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