save (something) as (something else)

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save (something) as (something else)

1. To assign a name to a particular computer file or folder under which its contents up to and beyond that point will be preserved. I saved the compressed folder as "Jeff's Wedding Photos." Before you upload, you must save your tax return as "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, DATE."
2. To determine the format in which a computer file will be configured and preserved, either for the first time or as an alteration from a previous format. Please be sure to save your work as a .docx file. Ah, I see the problem. You need to save this as a PDF before you can upload it to the website.
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