A lot of Word users forget to save their work regularly. And those who do remember find it a bit of a nuisance to stop what they’re doing every few minutes to save the file. To be safe, set Word to save their documents automatically at regular intervals, as follows:
- From the Tools menu, choose Options, and click the Save tab. In Word 2007, click the Office button, click Word Options, and then select Save in the left pane.
- Check the Save AutoRecover Info Every option in the Save Options section (Save Documents section in 2007).
- Select a minute interval from the Minute control. You can choose a value by clicking the up and down arrows or just enter the number from the keyboard.
- Click OK.
Of course, users can still click the Save icon or press [Ctrl]+S to save their documents at any time. To save changes to all open documents, hold down the [Shift] key and choose Save All from the File menu. (The Save All command appears only with the [Shift] key.)