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Skip Backstage when Saving - Office Applications
Office offers a useful Backstage option when saving or opening files. However, it can create extra steps. These are instructions on how to skip Backstage and go directly to the Save As or Open dialog box in Office programs. This article shows Office 2016, but this process also works in Office 2013.

Quick links to sections in this article:
Disable Backstage
Alternate Save and Open Option

Disable Backstage

Step 1:
In any Office program, click File and select Options.

Step 2:
Click the Save tab.
Step 3:Check Don't show the Backstage when opening or saving files.

Step 4:Click OK.

Note: Changing the setting in one program affects all Office 2016 programs.

Alternate Save, Save As and Open Option

When saving or opening a file, you can choose File, then Save As or Open. However, you can also use these alternate quick key options.Alternate Save KeyPress [Control] and [S] at the same time to open the Save options if you've never saved the file before. If the file has been previously saved, it will be overwritten with the new version.Save As Shortcut KeyPress the function key [F12].Alternate Open KeysPress [Control] and [O] at the same time to view files on your computer to open.

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