Unlike previous versions of Microsoft Word, the Save As section of Word 2013 has three tabs: SkyDrive, Computer and Add a Place. None of these tabs display your USB flash drive. The option to save your documents to a flash drive is present, but it's located in the Computer tab. If you've already saved the documents on your hard drive, you can transfer them to the flash drive using the File Explorer utility.

Step 1

Insert the USB flash drive into a free USB port on your computer. Avoid USB hubs whenever possible.

Step 2

Click "File" in Microsoft Office Word, choose "Save As" from the menu, and then click the "Computer" tab to see the Recent Folders section display in the right pane.

Step 3

Click the "Browse" button below the Recent Folders section to open the Save As dialog box.

Step 4

Type a name for your document into the File Name field, and then choose the format you want to save the document in from the "Save as type" drop-down box. The default format is DOCX, but you can alternatively choose to save your documents in the DOC format.

Step 5

Select your USB flash drive from the left pane. It is usually listed near the bottom of the list of drives. If necessary, select a folder on the drive.

Step 6

Click the "Save" button to transfer your document to the USB flash drive. The flash drive is automatically added to the Recent Folders section of the Save As menu.