Saving work is essential when creating a document as work can be easily lost in the event of the programme crashing or another issue, potentially losing hours of valuable work.
By pressing the Control ✲ (Windows) or Command ⌘ (Mac) key at the same time as the S key on your keyboard, the document will save to the location previously assigned. If the piece has not yet been saved, the ‘Save As’ window will appear, where you can specify where you would like the work saved and under what name.
If the file is already saved and you wish to save it in another location, you can press the Control ✲ + Shift ⇧ + S keys (Windows) or Command ⌘ + Shift ⇧ + S keys (Mac) simultaneously to open the ‘Save As’ window.
We recommend giving the document a unique, logical name and saving it in a location where you will be able to find it in the future. Use folders to organise your work in order to save time when looking for files.
This keyboard shortcut works in a range of programmes, including all Microsoft Office Software, Adobe Creative Suite Apps, and Windows Notepad.
Microsoft Office’s AutoRecover feature is also a good way to protect your work. Read how to configure these settings here.