Thursday 20 October 2005

AutoRecover in Microsoft Word

We all need so save our work all the time, but due to those “system crashes” or those “word errors” it is harder for us to do that. Unlike some programs word doesn’t save information all the time. I’m sure all of you have lost some kind of data in Microsoft word due to a system crash. For some of us we see a box, which says, “Word has encountered a problem and needs to close. Sorry for the inconvenience.” That's why I decided to create this tutorial so that you won't get frustrated and start physically/verbally abusing the computer!

Then when you open Microsoft Word you either don’t see anything or you might see a copy of your file that was recovered because you didn’t save it before word closed down. The thing that does that is called AutoRecovery.
It comes with word and for some reason by default it is set to save information every 10 or 9 minutes. Due to this the saved information might be something that you had typed in 9 minutes ago and that was when it was last saved.
To change this feature and to make word save your work every one-minute just follow these steps. Note: due to this you might use up a little bit more ram and your cursor might go away while you are typing because word will be saving the date automatically.
Warning: Word only opens your file failure so remember to save your file regularly, because your better off safe than sorry.
  1. First click on Tools. You can find the tools button in the menubar.Click on tools (circled in red)
  2. Then click on Options…then click on options (circled in red)
  3. After that click on the Save tabclick on the save tab (circled in red)
  4. Make sure the check box beside “Save Save AutoRecover info every:” is checked
  5. Then use the tabs beside the number you see to make the number lower (I recommend you set it to one). You can also type in number 1. Note: you cant set it to a number lower than 1 because if you do that the check box will “uncheck itself”make the number 1 and click on okay
  6. Just click on OK and your all set!

There are many more things that you can modify from the options area, so go crazy and have fun!

Sorry about the messed up tutorail and the wierd screenshots. I couldn't do any better at school. That's why I have a better version of this tutorial at my website!

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