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Savings Bonds Calculator Inventory Instructions

Instructions for Opening a Saved Inventory

You can open your existing inventory (if you have one) by navigating to the folder or directory where you saved your list using a file management program like "My Computer" (for Windows users) or the "Finder" for Mac OS users. Once you locate your file, double click it. This should load the file in your web browser where you can click the "Return to Savings Bond Calculator" button to update the values and continue working with your inventory.

Instructions for Saving Your Inventory

If you don't want to re-enter your bonds every time you use the Savings Bond Calculator, you may want to save your inventory. Just select the browser you're using below and follow the directions--it's easy!

Saving Your Inventory

Internet Explorer

Version 4.x - 6.x

  1. After entering your bonds, click the blue "Save" button in the results area of the page, and then click 'File', then 'Save As'.

    In Internet Explorer 5.x and 6.x you may get a box that looks like the one below. Just click "OK" to continue the saving process.

    screen shot showing: 'This web page may not save correctly. Would you like to save it anyway?', OK and cancel buttons

  2. In the window that pops up, choose a folder or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  3. In the box labeled 'File Name:' Enter a name for your bond listing.
  4. Make sure that the box labeled 'Save As Type' has "HTML Files" (for IE 4.x) or "Web Page, HTML only" (for IE 5.x and 6.x) selected.

    Internet Explorer 4.x screen shot:

    screen shot showing: file name, save as type, language, save and cancel buttons

    Internet Explorer 5.x/6.x screen shot:

    screen shot showing: file name, save as type, encoding, save and cancel buttons

  5. Click the box marked 'Save'.

Versions 7 - 8

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button
  2. When the page loads, you'll need to access Internet Explorer's save feature. This is located in one of two places (choose one):
    1. Use the file menu to select the "save page as" option. The menu bar in Internet Explorer 7 and 8 may be hidden by default. To load the menu bar, press and release the 'alt' key on your keyboard. The file menu will appear below the address bar. Click "file" then "save page as..." from the menu.
    2. The "Save Page as..." option is also available under the new "page" button in Internet Explorer 7 and 8. If you look at the right side of the tab bar, you should see the "page" button. Click it to open the page menu and select "Save Page As..." from that menu.
      Alternate Save Page As Location in Internet Explorer version 7

    You may get a box that looks like the one below. Just click "Yes" to continue the saving process.

    screen shot showing: 'This web page may not save correctly. Would you like to save it anyway?', OK and cancel buttons

  3. In the window that pops up, choose a folder or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  4. In the box labeled 'File Name:' Enter a name for your bond listing.
  5. Make sure that the box labeled 'Save As Type' has "Web Page, HTML only"selected.
screen shot showing: file name, save as type, language, save and cancel buttons

Now you'll be able to come back to the site and reprice your bonds at a later date. Just connect to the Internet, locate the bond list you saved on your computer, and open the file. The page will look just like it did when you saved your list. Click on the 'Return to Savings Bond Calculator' button at the top of the page, and your list will automatically update the values to the current date at that time!

Version 9 - 11

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button
  2. When the page loads, you'll need to access Internet Explorer's save feature. This is located in one of two places (choose one):
    1. Use the file menu to select the "save page as" option. The menu bar in Internet Explorer 9 is hidden by default. To load the menu bar, press and release the 'alt' key on your keyboard. The file menu will appear below the address bar. Click "file" then "save page as..." from the menu.
    2. The "Save Page as..." option is also available under the new "gear" button in Internet Explorer 9. If you look in the upper right corner of the browser window, below the 'X' button, you'll find a button shaped like a gear (shown in blue below). Click that button, then click 'File' then 'Save Page As...'

      Gear button and save menu identified in IE 9

      You may get a box that looks like the one below. Just click "Yes" to continue the saving process.

      screen shot showing: 'This web page may not save correctly. Would you like to save it anyway?', OK and cancel buttons

  3. In the window that pops up, choose a folder or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  4. In the box labeled 'File Name:' Enter a name for your bond listing.
  5. The default file type is 'Web Page Complete' which needs to be changed. Make sure that the box labeled 'Save As Type' has "Web Page, HTML only"selected.

    Make sure you select 'Web Page Only, HTML' as the file type

  6. Once you have 'Webpage, HTML Only' selected, click 'Save'.

    image showing the correct file type selected

Now you'll be able to come back to the site and reprice your bonds at a later date. Just connect to the Internet, locate the bond list you saved on your computer, and open the file. The page will look just like it did when you saved your list. Click on the 'Return to Savings Bond Calculator' button at the top of the page, and your list will automatically update the values to the current date at that time!

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button in the results area.
  2. After the page reloads, click 'File', then 'Save Page As...' in the menu bar (or, if you're using the Firefox 4 layout, click the 'Firefox' button then 'Save Page As...'). If you have the latest release of Firefox with the new menu button, simply press and release the 'alt' key on your keyboard and the file menu will appear at the top of the browser window.
  3. In the window that pops up, choose a disk drive, folder, or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  4. In the box labeled 'File Name:' Enter a name for your bond listing.
  5. Make sure that the box labeled 'Save As Type' has "Web Page, HTML Only" selected.
    Image of a Save Dialog box from Firefox
  6. Click the box marked 'Save'.

Now you'll be able to come back to the site and reprice your bonds at a later date. Just connect to the Internet, locate the bond list you saved on your computer, and open the file. The page will look just like it did when you saved your list. Click on the 'Return to Savings Bond Calculator' button at the top of the page, and your list will automatically update the values to the current date at that time!

MSN Explorer

Version 7 and older

To save your inventory, follow the instructions below:

  1. Open MSN and connect to the Internet.
  2. Open Internet Explorer by clicking 'Start' => 'Programs' => 'Internet Explorer'.
  3. Build your inventory in Internet Explorer.
  4. Follow the instructions below for saving with Internet Explorer.

Version 8+

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button and then click 'File', then 'Save As'.

    In Internet Explorer 5.x you may get a box that looks like the one below. Just click "OK" to continue the saving process.

    screen shot showing: 'This web page may not save correctly. Would you like to save it anyway?', OK and cancel buttons

  2. In the window that pops up, choose a folder or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  3. In the box labeled 'File Name:' Enter a name for your bond listing.
  4. Make sure that the box labeled "Web Page, HTML only" selected.

    screen shot showing: file name, save as type, encoding, save and cancel buttons

  5. Click the box marked 'Save'.

Netscape Navigator or Communicator

Versions 6 - 7.x

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button in the results area.
  2. When the page reloads, click "File"', then "Save As" from the menu bar.
  3. In the window that pops up, choose a disk drive, folder, or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  4. In the box labeled "File Name:" Enter a name for your bond listing.
  5. Make sure that the box labeled "Save As Type"' has "HTML Files" selected.

    screen shot showing: file name, save as type, save and cancel buttons

  6. Click the box marked "Save".

Now you'll be able to come back to the site and reprice your bonds at a later date. Just connect to the Internet, locate the bond list you saved on your computer, and open the file. The page will look just like it did when you saved your list. Click on the 'Return to Savings Bond Calculator' button at the top of the page, and your list will automatically update the values to the current date at that time!

Version 8+

Version 8 and newer of the Netscape Browser is based on the Mozilla Firefox browser. For instructions on saving your file using Netscape browser 8.x, please see our Firefox instructions.

Opera

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button in the results area.
  2. When the page reloads, click "File"', then "Save As" from the menu bar.
  3. In the window that pops up, choose a disk drive, folder, or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  4. In the box labeled "File Name:" Enter a name for your bond listing.
  5. Make sure that the box labeled "Save As Type"' has "HTML Files" selected.
    screen shot showing: file name, save as type, save and cancel buttons

Safari

  1. After entering your bonds, click the "Save" button in the results area.
  2. When the page reloads, click "File"', then "Save As" from the menu bar.screen shot showing the 'save as' menu from Safari
  3. In the window that pops up, choose a disk drive, folder, or directory where you want to save your bond list.
  4. In the box labeled "File Name:" Enter a name for your bond listing.
  5. Make sure to select a file type of either "HTML Files", "Page Source", or "HTML Source" (depending on the version of Safari you're using and operating system on your computer).screen shot showing the 'save as' dialog box from Safari
  6. Click the button marked "Save".

Click the 'Get Started' Link or button on the Savings Bond Calculator home page.

Google Chrome (not compatible)

Google Chrome's saving process currently is not compatible with the Savings Bond Calculator. If you use Chrome as your default web browser, you'll need to use an alternative browser to save an inventory for future use in the calculator.