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Microsoft Word is one of the essential applications for personal and professional reasons around the world. It is used to make presentations, articles, informative content or a simple letter.

It is essential to save the document you’ve made as you might even lose it. However, Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and such other productivity has brought in the Autosave feature.

It is available for Office 2016, 2013 and 2010 and saves your document periodically- every 5-10 minutes.

The Auto-save or Auto-recover feature helps you avoid losing your work even if your application crashes suddenly. However, if your application crashes before Auto-save mode, you might lose all your data.

In this article, we’ll guide you on how to increase, decrease or adjust the Auto-save interval in these Microsoft Apps.

How to Change Auto-save Time Interval in MS Word?

Before we start the process, we suggest you create a system restore point through the Control Panel to avoid any errors. Let’s get started-

1)    Launch Microsoft Word

2)    Hit the Office button (File icon- to the top left corner)

How to Change Auto-save Time Interval in MS Word?

3)    Tap on WordOptions and switch to Save tab (the left-hand side menu)

4)    Now, in the Save documents segment, ensure that the “Save AutoRecover information every” box is ticked.

How to Change Auto-save Time Interval in MS Word?

5)    You can increase, decrease and set the Auto-save time interval to suit your preferences

6)    Hit the Ok button (to the bottom-right) to save the changes

That’s all! Your Auto-save mode will now do the work for you and auto-save your Word files periodically.

If you don’t want the Auto-Recover feature, go to the Save documents section and uncheck the “Save AutoRecover information every” box.

Have any other problems with your Microsoft application? Feel free to drop down your queries in the comments section below.


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