If you're using Word , click the Office orb, then Word Options. Word users should click the File ribbon tab, then Options in the left pane. Click Save in the left pane.
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Make sure Save AutoRecover every n minutes is checked. You can change the number of minutes if you like.
I prefer 5 to the default Word users should also check Keep the last autosaved version if it's not already checked. At the set intervals, AutoRecover saves your document with a different name in a folder that you never need to open. When you close a document or exit Word properly, the file is deleted.
That's important to remember--these files are temporary and are no substitute for the real. But should Word, Windows, or your hardware crash, you'll be glad it's still there. Bring up Word, without loading a document, and a document recovery pane on the left will let you pick between the last AutoRecover and the last regular Save. Pick the one saved last. It's ridiculously difficult to keep columns of text lined up in Word.
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So don't. Use a table instead. Ever try to lay out a page where the text on the left has to line up vertically with the text on the right? Then the word Education on the left must start on the same line as your graduate school. Most people try to set up this type of layout either with tabs or with Word's Columns feature. Both approaches guarantee needless busywork and headaches. You can spend an hour getting everything laid out perfect, then realize that you need to add one sentence, throwing everything off.
This will make the table appear, but that's a problem.
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You don't want it to look like a table. If you're going to use a table in place of columns, select the Clear table style so that readers don't know that it looks like columns.
Two more ribbons will appear, in a section called "Table Tools. Pull down the Table Styles panel by clicking the tiny line and arrow icon in its lower-right corner, and select Clear.
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If the table disappears entirely, click the Layout ribbon in the Table Tools section, then click View Guidelines over to the left. That way, you'll see the table, but it won't print. If you don't want the two columns to be equally wide, drag the vertical line separating them to make each the right size. Here's how to use the table: Pressing TAB the in left column will bring cursor to the right column.
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