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
- Click the File tab.
- Under Help, click Options
- Click Save
- Make sure the Save AutoRecover information every “x” minutes 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).