Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. July 11, 2006
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Saving Backup Copies
We've all had to deal with lost work because of missing, corrupted, or deleted files. To guard against these kinds of mishaps, you can set Word to automatically save backup copies of all your new documents.

First, choose Tools, Options and click the Save tab. Select the Always Create Backup Copies check box and click OK. Then, whenever you open and save a document, a backup copy is automatically created in the same folder where you saved your original document. The document is identified with a filename of "Backup of X," where "X" is the name of your original document. These backup copies will have a file extension of .wbk and will automatically update whenever you modify your original document.