Use the shortcut F12 to display the Save As dialog box in Excel. Press CTRL + s to save an existing workbook. It’s good practice to periodically save while you are working on your Excel file.
To display the Save As dialog box, execute the following steps.
1. On the File tab, click Save As.
2. Click Browse.
Note: instead of executing step 1 and step 2, simply use the shortcut F12.
3. Choose a file location.
4. Enter a file name.
5. Click Save.
Again, it’s good practice to periodically save while you are working on your Excel file. Saving often can prevent your work from being lost.
1. Edit an existing workbook.
2. Simply press CTRL + s to save the changes.
3. Press F12 (Excel opens the Save As dialog box again) to create a copy of this workbook while keeping the original.