The Save command writes the data in the data entry grid or workbook, along with appropriate entries from the form header, to a text file (Option A) or Excel file (Option B). Save As is similar but gives you the opportunity to change the file name. When you close the data entry grid or workbook, you will be given a chance to save and/or validate your data.
If you choose to save the same data several times to different files — for example, if you save the file, edit it by adding more data, then save it again with a different name — please submit only the final version with your report. Please avoid submitting duplicate pesticide application or sales records.
We recommend that you do not unnecessarily change the folder when saving your files. Submitting your report will be much simpler if all of your report files are in one place. In addition, the identity information from the Registration form is always stored in the default report folder. If you need to keep several separate reports on one computer, you can always change the report root.
Choose the Save or Save As menu item on the Tools menu.
If you are using Option B, some versions of Excel may present a message warning you that the file is read-only. Click OK in the dialog.
You may change the name of the file when you save it. However, keep the first letter (P, A, M, or S) and the file extension (either .txt or .xls) from the suggested name. The Pesticide Reporting Service Bureau requires the initial letter in order to identify the form type and the file extension to identify the file type.