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Saving documents?

Postby abertram87 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:48 pm

How do I save my documents in case of a power outage? I've lost them before.... Tks.
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby jrkrideau » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:08 pm

File > Save
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby abertram87 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:21 pm

Perhaps my question should be........... how do I set up open office so it's password protected? Tks
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby Bill » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:56 pm

If you mean how do you save a document so it's password protected, I suggest you look at the Save As dialog the next time you save a document.
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby abertram87 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:43 am

Tks... I'll check it out.
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby Zizi64 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:27 am

How do I save my documents in case of a power outage? I've lost them before.... Tks.


You need often create backup copies of your document if you want prevent the lost a lot of data.


There is a little extension for the parallel normal saving an creating a new copy with timestamped filename.
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby Lesley_Vos » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:57 pm

Agree with Zizi64...

Make sure you automatically save your copy every minute (you can adjust time in settings), so you will have a chance to restore it. Even if some part of work will be lost, at least you'll have a bigger part of it :)
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby RoryOF » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:03 pm

A useful tip is to use Ctrl S, which will save the current version of the document. However, this is no substitute for making regular backups - advised at least for each editing session. The timed/dated backup macro Zizi64 links is a very good idea.
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Re: Saving documents?

Postby John_Ha » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:41 pm

See Tools > Options > Load/Save ... for backup and AutoRecovery options. Click Help for more information. The paths are specified in Tools > Options > OO > Paths.
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