When you are working with multiple documents and now, its time to pack and go home, do you find it troublesome to save each of them one by one and exit MS Word? This article will talk about the little known feature of MS Word – the Save All and Close All commands!
Though I’m using MS Word and other Office applications since long everyday, there are a lot of features I’m still unaware. I feel it really interesting to discover a new thing out of something with what I’m damn familiar! Something similar happened this evening.
She entered the room and asked about the method to save all the document at once – with one command. Thinking it with knowledge equipped with years of experience, I did not felt it is logical to have one command to save multiple documents. After all we need to supply name for each of them. Why would any application offer you command for such a task? But to my surprise the command exists and is pretty useful as well!
In case of MS Word 2003, you need to press and hold Shift key while clicking on File menu. This will change the “Save” option into “Save all”
But Office 2003 is too old now, the world has already marched into 2012 (What odd, but public service commission exam has not let it go yet). If you try to get “Save All” menu by clicking on Office button holding Shift, nothing happens. What? Office 2007 and later stopped supporting “Save All” and “Close All” commands?
You can still use Save All and Close All commands in Word 2007 and 2010 but they are not as visible as in 2003. The office button menu items do not change by holding Shift or any other key. If you became fan of these feature and wish to use with your Word 2007 or 2010 you’ll have to add these commands into Quick Launch bar.
I hope you know how to add the commands not in ribbon into the quick launch bar. Please comment if you don’t know!
Do you think “Save All” and “Close All” commands are useful to you? Would you be using it now? Please write your views in comment box below. I’d love to read your feedback.