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Changing the AutoRecover settings

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Video: Changing the AutoRecover settings

PowerPoint automatically saves your document every 10 minutes, in case of computer crash or power failure. That way when you open the program 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 PowerPoint AutoSave every two minutes instead. To do this, go up to the File menu, and down to Options. Click on Save, and right here you'll see Save AutoRecover information every 10 minutes. You can change this to any number you'd like.

Changing the AutoRecover settings

PowerPoint automatically saves your document every 10 minutes, in case of computer crash or power failure. That way when you open the program 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 PowerPoint AutoSave every two minutes instead. To do this, go up to the File menu, and down to Options. Click on Save, and right here you'll see Save AutoRecover information every 10 minutes. You can change this to any number you'd like.

I am going to go ahead and make it two. The next option says Keep the last autosaved version if I close without saving. I will definitely keep that checked. That way, if my computer crashes, when PowerPoint 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 last time I remembered to save the file myself. If you ever need to manually get back to your AutoRecover files, here's the path where you can find them. So, shortening the duration of PowerPoint's AutoRecover can save you precious minutes of recreating lost data, in case of a computer crash or when the power goes out.

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PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts

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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      50s
  2. 31m 25s
    1. Autofitting text
      2m 40s
    2. Working with slide and handout masters
      3m 56s
    3. Working in Outline view
      3m 14s
    4. Adding photo albums
      4m 15s
    5. Creating custom bullets
      3m 16s
    6. Using shapes to mask images and videos
      2m 27s
    7. Copying formats
      3m 28s
    8. Arranging graphics
      4m 39s
    9. Importing outlines from Word
      1m 48s
    10. Embedding fonts in the file
      1m 42s
  3. 5m 8s
    1. Opening recent files
      2m 51s
    2. Changing the AutoRecover settings
      1m 8s
    3. Changing the default saving location
      1m 9s
  4. 5m 2s
    1. Tailoring the status bar
      1m 31s
    2. Using gridlines and guides
      3m 31s
  5. 8m 28s
    1. Selecting Ribbon commands using KeyTips
      3m 15s
    2. Using keyboard commands and function keys
      3m 35s
    3. Navigating with the keyboard
      1m 38s
  6. 14m 44s
    1. Using paste options
      3m 15s
    2. Using AutoCorrect to create abbreviations
      2m 2s
    3. Adding headers, footers, and today's date
      4m 1s
    4. Creating custom themes
      5m 26s
  7. 11m 49s
    1. Selecting objects vs. text
      2m 7s
    2. Adjusting paragraph spacing
      2m 8s
    3. Inserting and removing hyperlinks
      4m 19s
    4. Using the Font dialog box
      2m 14s
    5. Clearing formatting
      1m 1s
  8. 17m 29s
    1. Working with screenshots
      1m 52s
    2. Using SmartArt with picture placeholders
      3m 1s
    3. Creating transparent spot colors
      1m 26s
    4. Deconstructing and editing clip art
      3m 11s
    5. Disabling hardware graphics acceleration
      1m 15s
    6. Compressing images
      6m 44s
  9. 41m 35s
    1. Creating 3D shapes
      2m 38s
    2. Working with picture effects
      3m 44s
    3. Perfecting gradients
      4m 17s
    4. Adding action buttons
      4m 49s
    5. Animating bulleted lists
      4m 53s
    6. Designing motion paths
      7m 53s
    7. Creating cumulative animations
      8m 51s
    8. Coordinating transitions
      2m 38s
    9. Modifying object visibility
      1m 52s
  10. 4m 5s
    1. Reusing slides from other presentations
      2m 22s
    2. Exporting content to Word
      1m 43s
  11. 17m 21s
    1. Saving ink and paper when printing
      5m 16s
    2. Stripping out proprietary metadata
      1m 18s
    3. Creating custom slideshows
      2m 29s
    4. Exporting to PDF and JPEG
      3m 52s
    5. Saving as a template
      4m 26s
  12. 39s
    1. Goodbye
      39s

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