How to Make a Copy of a Word Document

October 30, 2023
David Sunnyside

Whether you’re working on a crucial document, crafting a new presentation or proposal, or simply need to draft changes without overwriting the original, duplicating files is a valuable skill to have. Unfortunately, computers and other devices are susceptible to all sorts of failures and crashes that can cause data loss. Thankfully, there are reliable solutions that can help you easily make copies of Word documents. In this article from MiniTool, we will discuss a quick and straightforward method of duplicating a word file to safeguard your important content and prevent data loss.

To duplicate a Word document, simply open the file and right-click on it. In the context menu, select Copy. Next, navigate to the location where you want to save the duplicated file (e.g., on Windows, a hard drive, or a flash drive) and change the file name. After changing the file name, click Save.

Another great way to duplicate a Word file is to use the “Save this file” option in Word. In the “Save As” window, click Browse, and then navigate to the location where you want to save your file. Behind the “Save As” button, you’ll see an upside-down triangle icon that indicates the file is a copy. Once you’ve changed the file name and saved it, you have successfully duplicated a Word file. This method can be used on both Mac and Windows. However, it’s advisable to use the first method since it’s more user-friendly and secure.

David Sunnyside
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