Asked • 04/01/19

How to simultaneously rename a file in MS Office and delete old version?

In Microsoft Office, when wanting to save a file to a different file name without keeping a copy of the previous file name, doing so requires two steps: - First, File -> Save As... and select the new name. A *copy* of the file is made. - Then, go into Windows Explorer and delete the old file with the old name.I would like to simplify these steps by "renaming" the file, from Office itself, in one step. How could I do this?*For a more entertaining and cryptic version see [Revision 1](https://superuser.com/revisions/591143/1).*

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Larry C. answered • 04/06/19

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