Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Saving All Open Documents.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 24, 2015)
Word allows you to open multiple documents at the same time. You can even view all of these documents at the same time. This makes it very easy to work on several files at once. After a long editing session, it is hard to remember which files you have changed and which you haven't.
One solution to this problem is to add a "save all" command to your Quick Access Toolbar. Follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Quick Access Toolbar portion of the Word Options dialog box.
Now, whenever you want to save all your open documents, click the Save All tool and the job is done, fast and simple.
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