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    Where has autosave gone? (2000 SR2)

    Hi all

    I have a user that wants to 'autosave' every 10 minutes or so, so that if she accidentally closes the document, she doesn't loose all her changes.

    This is different to 'autorecovery' - because when you say 'no' to changes, the autorecovery document is deleted.

    Has this pure 'autosave' feature been removed from word 2000?

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    Re: Where has autosave gone? (2000 SR2)

    To the best of my knowledge, yes, AutoSave has been removed from Word 2000.
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    Re: Where has autosave gone? (2000 SR2)

    Well, on my copy of Word 2000 I do the usual Tools => Options, click on Save, and as the final entry in Save options I observe:
    Save AutoRecover info every nn minutes.
    In fact the whole Save pane seems almost identical to that for Word 97.
    Am I missing something?

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    Re: Where has autosave gone? (2000 SR2)

    If memory serves, AutoSave last existed in Word 7.0/95, and was replaced by AutoRecover in Word 97. As Jayden pointed out, the two options are similar but do have minor differences.
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    Re: Where has autosave gone? (2000 SR2)

    Hi Everyone:

    AutoRecover & AutoSave are different terms for the same thing. In 6 & 7, it was called AutoSave. In 97 it was changed to AutoRecover. However, this feature only saved documents as a temp file that allowed you to recover a portion of the document if Word crashed.

    Word never had a true AutoSave feature the way Excel does, where it asks you every X minutes if you want to save the document.

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