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How to adjust Autosave timing in Microsoft Word

Losing documents is one of the biggest nightmares when dealing with gadgets or technology.

Have you ever slaved over an article for an entire day, edited it, and when you’re done, your laptop shuts down? To make it worse, the deadline for its submission might be fast approaching.

Losing your documents can happen for several reasons.

Maybe you forgot to charge it, and it shut down. Perhaps you accidentally spilled a liquid all over it, or it was already on its last leg. Then you somehow get it to start, and you can only find the version of your document you worked on at the beginning of the day? The idea that your hard work, time, and energy was a total waste can be frustrating.

Luckily, Microsoft Word has a feature that helps you automatically lets you save your work as you type it without having to click Ctrl + S after every paragraph.

Below, we are going to learn to adjust the autosave feature in Microsoft word.

1.    Go to the File tab at the top of your screen

Click the file tab. When you do this, a vertical list will appear at the extreme right of your screen.

2.    Go to options

From the list, select ‘options.’ At the bottom of the page.

A dialog box will appear.

3.    Select ‘save’

From the options, you will see “Save AutoRecover information every X minutes.”

Start by ticking the box so that your work autosaves.

After doing this, now you can select how often the document is auto-saved.

You can increase the minutes or reduce them using the upward and downward facing arrows.

Click OK.

Now, your work will automatically be saved every say 5 minutes.

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