Word 2013 and Word 2016/2019 introduced a new window when you use "Save As". Microsoft calls this "Backstage".
For me, this extra window has absolutely now value and just means one click more. Luckily, there is a setting that removes that extra window. Here is how:
- Click on File > Options
- Tick Don't show Backstage when opening or saving files
- Click OK
What is confusing is that if you go to File > Save As, you will still see the Backstage window! Unfortunately, that tick box only fixes the keyboard shortcut for saving. So if you press Ctrl-S, you will now go directly to the Save File Dialog.
If you don't want to use keyboard shortcuts or can't (because you are on a tablet), you can add the "Save As" to the Quick Access Toolbar:
- Click the down arrow on the Quick Access Toolbar
- Click on More Commands...
- From the list on the left, select Save As and add it to the right list
You can now use Save As with one click: Just click on the Save As button (Floppy disk icon with a pencil on) in the Quick Access Toolbar
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