Learn why the 'Save As' option goes missing in Microsoft® Word
What are reasons that leads to the disappearance of 'Save As' option in Microsoft Word? Provide tips to retrieve it.
Microsoft Word is the data editing application from the Microsoft series which comes integrated with the Microsoft Office suites. You can use the application to insert text, images, chart etc. You can then take printouts of your documents directly from the document. You may be in need to save the Word documents in different formats. You can save in formats like Plain Text, Word 97-2003 and Rich-Text format etc. This is needed while working with different systems. But, the 'Save as' option may be missing from the application sometimes. It may be displayed in grey color and you cannot use of the option.
Here are some tips to fix 'Save As' missing issues in Microsoft Word:
- Use the Customize dialog
- Restore Microsoft Word
- Remove viruses
Use the Customize dialog
It is possible that the Save As option icon has been disabled by the user himself. You can try restoring the icon back to the application using the Customize dialog. To do this, you need to select the Microsoft Word Options tab of the application first. Then, you need to select the 'All commands' option from the Choose Commands from combo box. You need to then select the ‘Save As’ option and click the ‘Add’ button. You can then click the ‘OK’ button. The 'Save As' option will be displayed in the Microsoft Word again.
Restore Microsoft Word
You can try restoring the Microsoft Word application to get the issue fixed. To do this, close the Microsoft Word application first. You need to then open the 'Add or Remove programs' and select the 'Change or Remove Programs' option and then select the Microsoft Word application. You can then select the 'Repair' option and than click on the 'Detect and Repair errors in my Word installation' option. You need to then choose 'Restore my Start Menu Shortcuts' and click 'Install'. After doing all these, open the Microsoft Word application and see the 'Save As' option restored.
It is possible that the system has been infected by some viruses. This viruses would be capable of disabling options like 'Save As' from the Microsoft Word application. You can try removing the virus to fix the issue. To do this, you need to install and run good anti-virus software in the system. You need to then re-install the application in the system and get the issue fixed.
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