How to Save a Word Document to a Flash Drive

By Jedadiah Casey

Microsoft Word is the leading word processor software used by a large majority of homes and businesses. Microsoft Word is a component of the Microsoft Office suite of programs designed for productivity. As a means of portability, USB flash drives represent a major shift forward from older floppy disks as they contain many times the amount of storage space as a floppy disk. Microsoft Word files can be saved to USB flash drives for backup purposes or to be read on another computer.

Step 1

Insert the flash drive into a USB port on the computer.

Step 2

Open the desired document in Microsoft Word.

Step 3

Click the "File" button.

Step 4

Click "Save As."

Step 5

Click the USB flash drive in the left column. This is usually the "E:" drive.

Step 6

Click the "Save" button.