How to Save Files in Different Formats

How to Save Files in Different Formats. You can save a file in a different format so that people can read it even if they don't have the application you used to create it. Some formats also make it easier and quicker to send a file via e-mail. You can also change the format of a picture so you can use it in different applications. These instructions should work for different applications and operating systems.

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Open the file you want to change by double-clicking on it.

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Click on File.

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Click on Save As.

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Type a new name for the file, if you want to rename it, in the "File name" box.

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Hit the arrow next to the "Save as type" box and choose what format you want to save it in.

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Choose a location for the new file.

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Click the Save button.