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Difference between Save and Save As

  • Last Updated : 10 Dec, 2020

1. Save :
Save allows us to update the last saved version so that it will match with the current working version and that last saved work will be updated with the new work. Short cut key for Save is Ctrl+S or Shift+F12 or Alt+Shift+F2. It is frequently used to prevent losing changes because it goes on saving your updated work. So we can say Save is used to apply changes to your current file. So you can use Save when you do not want to change the name and location of the document.

2. Save As :
Save As allows us to save our work for the first time and also it will ask for in what name it will be saved and where it will be saved. Short cut key Save As is F12 or Alt+F+A. It is used to create a new file and/or preserve original file (Backup file). So we can say Save As is used to apply changes on a new file. So you can use Save As when you want to change the name, location, and format of the document.

Difference between Save and Save As :

S.NO.SAVESAVE AS
01.Save allows us to update the last saved version so that it will match with the current working version and that last saved work will be updated with the new work.Save As allows us to save our work for the first time and also it will ask for in what name it will be saved and where it will be saved.
02.It is frequently used to to prevent losing changes because it goes on saving your updated work.It is used to create a new file and/or preserve original file (Backup file).
03.So we can say Save is used to apply changes to your current file.So we can say Save As is used to apply changes on a new file.
04.It is used to avoid loss of content from original file.It is used for reserving original file.
05.With the help of Save a file can be saved with a single name.With the help of Save As a file can be saved with a multiple names.
06.It is used to Save the document in a single format.It is used to Save the document in multiple formats.
07.Short cut key is Ctrl+S or Shift+F12 or Alt+Shift+F2.Short cut key is  F12 or Alt+F+A.
08.It keeps the document in the same location where it was, even if it is saved multiple times.It allows us to save the document to keep in different location multiple times with multiple Save As.
09.Use Save when you do not want to change the name and location of the document.Use Save as when you want to change the name, location and format of the document.
10.Save function can be completed with only one step.Save As function can be completed with some additional steps.
11.It does not allows the file to be saved in other format.It allows the file to be save in other format.
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