Have you ever wondered: “how to autosave in word”?
I’m sure you’ve experienced losing an important document at the WORST time.
I recently found a helpful Microsoft Office add-on for autosaving: SOS Click.
SOS Click allows you to save work created on Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to multiple places at once, including Dropbox, email, and external hard drives.
The autosave feature in SOS Click is really handy. Here’s how to set it up:
How to Autosave in Word
You can autosave in Word by using SOS Click
- Install the SOS Click add-in
- Open the SOS Click settings
- Select the local Drives to save to
- Select the External Drives to save to
- Add your settings for Dropbox and mail to autosave to the cloud
- Set the autosave timer for how often you want the tool to autosave
You can also manually save at any time by clicking on the life belt icon.
Why I like SOS Click
It has a simple interface to help you autosave in word across multiple Drives and accounts.
For example, you can backup your file to different folders on your local hard drive, flash drive, on Google Drive, Dropbox or by email.
You can even set up a backup email address specifically to save documents.
Tips for Autosaving in Microsoft Office
If you do use SOS Click I would highly recommend you integrate the SOS Click icon to be part of the Office Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).
This makes it easy to manually save your documents to multiple locations in just one click.
Why is Autosaving Important?
Autosaving is important because the chances of losing work due to a technical glitch is almost eradicated.
Almost everyone who has used a computer can relate to losing an important Word document at a very important moment.
I know for me, there’s nothing worse than losing an important SEO audit document when it’s just a few crossed-t’s away from being completed (don’t laugh, it happened once).
It’s great to have the piece of mind of the autosaving functionality. For example, if your hard drive fails, you work is autosaved on your flash drive. Or maybe there’s a loss of internet connectivity – the tool will have helped you save locally and you get the point.
No matter what, your stuff is still available.
There’s no need to worry anymore if anything happens to your local hard drive, your flash drive or perhaps your internet connection is down or your work becomes encrypted due to a ransomware attack.