by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 12, 2019)
David notes that in earlier versions of Word, when you selected "Save As" you immediately got the Save As dialog box, which defaulted to the current folder, but allowed you to select a folder and a file type before clicking Save. In the latest versions of Word, after clicking "Save A Copy," you have to click on the "More Options" link after the file type selector (or on the path name above the document name) to get to this dialog box. David wonders if there is any way to have "Save As," once again, directly display the Save As dialog box.
There are a few ways you can go about this. First, you can change how you initiate "Save As." The quickest way to do so is to simply press F12, which fortunately still brings up the classic Save As dialog box. (This is my preferred method of saving the current document under a new name or in a new location.)
You might also try these steps to implement a configuration change:
Figure 1. The Save options in the Word Options dialog box.
This should instruct Word to not show any of the areas that David finds problematic, opting instead to show the traditional Save As dialog box.
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