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Why do Word documents have file names?

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August 23, 2009 12:36PM

Everything you save on a computer has a file name. The web page

you are looking at right now is stored as a file - both on the

machine that hosts it, as well as on your machine as a .temp file.

If the Word document you are working on wasn't stored as a file

with its own file name, you would not be able to retrieve it. If

you had a power outage or accidentally turned off your computer,

you would lose all of your work.

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