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Office 2010 Made Simple by Guy Hart-Davis

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Setting Word to Create Backup Documents Automatically

When you're working fast in Word, it's easy to delete large amounts of text by mistake. For example, if you select text inadvertently instead of moving the insertion point, you can then type over the text, deleting it. If you save the document before you notice the problem, the text is gone.

To help you recover from such disasters, Word can automatically back up the active document each time you save it. For safety, you should turn on this feature. Click the File tab to open Backstage view, click the Options item to display the Word Options dialog box, and then follow the steps shown in Figure 7–15.

Figure 7–15. For protection against editing disasters, select the Always create backup ...

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