There should be an image here!The AutoRecover feature of Office ensures that you don’t lose your work if your application or system crashes. It works by automatically saving your document at specific intervals.

By default, an Office 2007 application automatically saves your document every 5 minutes. In some cases you may want to decrease this value so your document is saved more frequently. For example, if you’re experiencing random power outages.

To decrease the AutoRecover option in Word 2007:

  1. Within Word, click the Microsoft Office button.
  2. Click Word Options at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Click Save.
  4. Use the arrows beside the Save AutoRecover information every option to decrease the default value.
  5. Click OK.

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