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Save Your Work – Don’t Lose Your Work In Office

What do you do when the power goes out or your computer crashes and you were working on an office document?

How do you avoid losing your work?

Make sure you have turned on Autorecover and Autosave in Word

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Under Help, click Options
  3. Click Save
  4. Make sure the Save AutoRecover information every “x” minutes check box is selected
In Word 2010 , 2013 , Excel 2010 , 2013 and PowerPoint 2010, 2013 make sure the “Keep the last autosaved version if I close without saving” check box is selected.

Please Note:  The Save button is still your best friend.

To be sure you don’t lose your latest work, click Save  (or press CTRL+S) often.

To be extra safe, enter a small number in the minutes box, like 10. That way, you’ll never lose more than 10 minutes of work.
On the other hand, if you want to make Office faster, try entering a larger number in the minutes box, like 20.
AutoRecover saves more than your files. It will save your workspace (if it can).

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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