1.8. Saving and Closing a Presentation
Lightning storms hit, coffee cups spill, and power cords work themselves out of walls ( especially if you have a dog who likes to chase squeaky toys). After you've created a new presentation file and spent some time working on it, you'll want to save it every so often so that when your system crashes, you can recover your work. And if you're like most folks, you'll also want to save and close your presentation each time you wrap up a work session.
Saving and closing a PowerPoint presentation are both straightforward tasks . If you're familiar with any other Windows programs, then you'll recognize most of the steps.
To save a newly created presentation:
Tip: You can set PowerPoint's AutoRecovery options so that the program saves your files automatically every few minutesa boon for folks whose computers tend to crash frequently. Chapter 13 shows you how to customize PowerPoint's AutoRecovery options.
Tip: An easy way to save your presentation as a PowerPoint 2003 (or earlier) file is to select Office button Save As PowerPoint 972003 Format.
Close. When you do, PowerPoint closes your presentation with no fanfare. If youve never saved this particular file, however, a dialog box pops up asking you if you want to save the changes you made. Click Yes to display the Save As dialog box shown in Figure 1-26 and proceed as described above.