Re: Word 6.0, Frame..., Page...

Subject: Re: Word 6.0, Frame..., Page...
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 1995 16:57:18 -0700

Fran Freiman said:
> So here's my question: Does the automatic save feature (set to saving
> every so many minutes, say, five) have the same result to Word
> performance/reliability as doing a manual save? Or by relying on
> automatic save (but not fast save), am I fooling myself?

I have Word set to save every minute, but I mostly work on shorter
documents (under 50 pages). Both automatic save and regular save save
the file. The difference is that regular save saves the file you're
working on under that name, and automatic save saves the file in a
.tmp file. So if everything crashes, and Word can't recover the file
(this happens maybe one time in 50), you have to hunt through the .tmp
files to find one that has a time-stamp resembling the time at which
you remember your machine crashing. This is not an impossible task,
and I find it easier than remembering to push Ctrl-S all the time.

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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