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#1 Pedro3

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:12

Hi!

 

I have a friend that she was working all morning and then Word crashed and the recover didn't work this time. She didn't save her work not even once! She lost all of her work and now she's complaining the computers, "the computer should have save my work automatically, I can't believe that they do so much stuff but can't do this simple task".

 

I already told her that the computer doesn't decide for her, it's her that has to do the simple task to hit Ctrl + S once in a while, but my god, all the morning not even once!?

 

Is there another software that does the autosave? 




#2 Xahid

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:22

Well that tech her lesson to learn the basic functions of Word editor.

anyways, here is how to change the autosave time duration



#3 OP Pedro3

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:30

Well that tech her lesson to learn the basic functions of Word editor.

anyways, here is how to change the autosave time duration

 

That's what I told her but she didn't listen, she wants a auto solution.

 

She's on a mac.



#4 Xahid

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 06:39

Ohh Mac, I don't know if MS provide the custom configuration for AutoSave functionality ?



#5 OP Pedro3

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:03

It does but usually when she had crashes the auto recover showed, but not this time.



#6 blerk

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:13

It does but usually when she had crashes the auto recover showed, but not this time.

You have to save the document at least once before Word:Mac makes an autorecover file.

 

Pages in iWorks autosaves everything regardless of whether you've saved the file once or not, next time the program opens up it will go straight to the document. (At least that's how it worked the last time I used it)



#7 T3X4S

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:17

A mac crashed ?!?!?!?  Oh my Gawd ! SSsshhhhhhh dont let that be heard, the apple fanatics will burn you at the stake for such blasphemy.  Macs NEVER crash !  Never do anything wrong, Never !

 



#8 OP Pedro3

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 07:55

A mac crashed ?!?!?!?  Oh my Gawd ! SSsshhhhhhh dont let that be heard, the apple fanatics will burn you at the stake for such blasphemy.  Macs NEVER crash !  Never do anything wrong, Never !

 

:)  Actually it wasn't a Mac crash but a Word crash.



#9 T3X4S

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:26

:)  Actually it wasn't a Mac crash but a Word crash.

Dangit   :pinch:



#10 +virtorio

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:39

You can easily create an Automator Workflow Application to create a new Word document and perform a save right away. Save the workflow .app and drag it on to her Dock.



#11 OP Pedro3

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:34

You can easily create an Automator Workflow Application to create a new Word document and perform a save right away. Save the workflow .app and drag it on to her Dock.

But that will not save the document constantly, right?



#12 +virtorio

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:37

But that will not save the document constantly, right?

No, but once its saved the auto save starts working.



#13 OP Pedro3

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:06

No, but once its saved the auto save starts working.

 

Yeah, the autosave worked for her all this years, but this time it didn't work, the auto recover didn't show up and now she wanted another solution besides the auto save from Word.



#14 +virtorio

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:17

Yeah, the autosave worked for her all this years, but this time it didn't work, the auto recover didn't show up and now she wanted another solution besides the auto save from Word.

Auto save and recovery are two different things. Auto save saves the document, recovery attempts to recover unsaved changes when the program crashes. If she started a new document, saved it right away and set the auto save timer to 1 minute then she won't have any problems, and it's more reliable than relying on a third party solution to make Word save.

 

Either that, or switch to a piece of software (like Pages) where it maintains a constant save state using functionality built right into OSX.