Twice now, I have lost all the work from a single day (or part of a day) of writing. MSWord is set to autosave every two minutes and occasionally I hit [ctrl+s] out of habit, from working in college, back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Last Saturday I had the briefest power flicker and the computer shut down. When it came back up, I had lost a couple of hours of work. Maybe 19 pages of pretty good stuff. Needless to say I was furious. I went back to work and spent the next 24 pages killing a bad guy. I am pretty sure I took out my frustrations on him. It seems autosave is NOT the same as a real save. I don't know what the real problem is but there was no record at all of the work I had done. Not even temp files to recover with [RECUVA]. If there is a way to make Word really save, I'd love to know what it is, but otherwise, I suppose this post is just a warning so others never have this happen You need to exit and re-start the program for it to make a full save.