Saving smoke to use later

Now that I learned how to create smoke, how does one go to save it to use later, I baked it, but I still see the domain as a solid block and can not see the smoke? I must be missing a step some where along the way!

Those are two different problems, and we’ll need a lot more information before we can help you.

If you’re seeing a solid cube instead of the smoke in a RENDERED shot, then your domain’s material and textures are not set up right. Start a new scene, select the starting default cube, go to the menu at the bottom of the 3D viewport and click Object/Quick Effects/Quick Smoke and take a look at how the material and textures are set up. If you want to know how to set them up yourself try this youtube tutorial:

If you do that and then you can see the smoke when rendering, then worry about baking, since they really are two separate problems.