How to Close a Document in Microsoft Word

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In Brief...

Learn the two most common ways to close a Microsoft Word document.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Instructions

  1. Click the gray "X" in the upper-right-hand corner.
    Click the X

  2. Select Close from the File menu.
    Close

To close a document in Microsoft Word 2007, click the Microsoft Office button and select Close.
Close

When you close your document, you will be prompted to save if you have made any changes since the last time you saved.

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Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.

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