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Microsoft Excel 'Quick Tip'

Saving The Current Workbook With A New Filename

Often in Excel, you will decide to make some major changes to one of your workbooks but, at the beginning, you're not 100% sure that you will be happy with the results.

Rather than risk ruining your original file, first open the original workbook, click File, Save As, enter a new name and click Save. The open file now becomes the new renamed (identical) file and the original file is safe on your hard drive.

Neil Kosterman, one of my subscribers, suggested also using a numbering system for your backup files (i.e. v1 = version 1, r1 = revision 1, etc...)

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