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Save as Zip File (Word/Excel/PowerPoint)

This feature allows you to save the Office document on which you are currently working as a Zip file.

To use this feature, simply open the File menu and choose Save as Zip File:

This will display the Save as Zip file dialog. (In some cases, Word documents may need to be saved as regular document files before they can be zipped.)

The Save as Zip File dialog is a standard "Save As" dialog with two additional options:

  • Compression method: Choose Zip: Legacy or Zipx: Best method. The choice will depend on what Zip file utilities you or your possible recipients have; please read about compression methods for further information.
  • Encryption option: If you would like to encrypt your document in the Zip file, check Encrypt. Before the document is zipped, you will be able to specify the password.

After you have specified the Zip file name and location and, if desired, the compression and encryption options, click Save to save the current document.

Note that saving the document as a Zip file does not also save it as a regular Office document file. Any unsaved changes will remain unsaved.

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