I've just discovered 'Cloud' - it's brilliant and so very easy! (Even for me!) Don't know whether this has been mentioned before on this forum, or if you already know about it - if you don't I think you'd find this invaluable. Cloud is where you save to a secure server (as well as to your personal computer). Amazon and Google both offer 5GB of free cloud space (has there ever been a manuscript that big?). I've hooked up with https://skydrive.live.com/ as they offer 7GB for free (using Amazon servers no less!) All three can be used if you have a preference, giving you 17GB of free backup space. If you need more than that, you can purchase more space, depending on how much space you need costs are about $20pa upwards to about $200 for a 'fantistical' amount of space (industrial use). For Skydrive and Google Drive, you just download a little piece of software which adds a Skydrive or Google Drive directory to your computer's directory. Simply save your ms to the Skydrive or Google Drive directory on your computer and it will sync with the same directory on the cloud servers - following the same 'parent/child' format. This now means you will never forget to backup your ms and lose the lot if your hard-drive catches fire - I know the pain of this can be almost unbearable. Plus, if you are staying with a friend, and feel the muse building in the night, but you don't have your laptop etc., providing your friend doesn't mind you borrowing their computer, you can continue with your ms as both Skydrive and Google both use their form of Microsoft Word. It is the same if you have a couple of hours to kill at an airport, pop into one of the internet cafés and type away. Just thought I'd share this as it is completely free service.