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Word automatically saves your document every 10 minutes in case of computer crash or power failure. That way, when you open the document again, you won't lose your most recent changes. But I can make a lot of changes in just a few minutes, and I don't want to have to do that work twice. So I have Word autosave every 2 minutes instead. To set this yourself, click on the File tab to go to the Backstage View, and click on Options down at the bottom. Go to the Save section, and right here, there's a checkmark that says Save AutoRecover information every 10 minutes.
I am going to go ahead and change that to 2 minutes. Here's a checkmark that keeps the last autosaved version if I close without saving. That way, if my computer crashes, when Word opens again, it will ask me if I want to recover my file. I may still lose my very last changes, but at least I won't lose everything back to the time I remember to save the file myself. Or if I close without saving, I'll be able to get back to that file again. Shortening the duration of Word's AutoRecover can save you precious minutes of recreating lost data in case of a computer crash, power outage, or user error.
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