File: Save

Keystroke: Ctrl + S

Hint: File saving is the single most-used operation; it is worth learning the Keystroke shortcut for it.

This menu function uses the standard Windows operating system Save dialog. All the normal operating system conventions apply for selecting a destination folder, etc.

The Save command tells DBT to save your document to a disk file on your computer (or network). If your document already has a name, it is saved immediately. Otherwise, you are prompted for a file name and location, as shown below.

Image shows the File: Save dialog.

File Name: DBT may automatically supply a file name. It does this when your DBT document has been created by importing a file created with another application or by translating a file previously created by DBT. You may change the file name. If DBT has not automatically supplied a file name, then you must provide one. A file extension is provided automatically, you do not need to type it.

Note: If you close DBT without saving your work, a message appears asking if you wish to save your document. Your options are "Yes", "No" and "Cancel".

Image showing Save confirmation dialog with three buttons. Yes, No and Cancel.

For more about saving files, see the Autosave Options.