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Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft® Word® 2010 by Diane Koers

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Making Backups

Prepare yourself. I’m going to nag at you here. Okay, this section doesn’t really have anything to do with Microsoft Word. It’s more of a personal plea. Back up your files. I repeat: Back up your files. You know the silly, but popular, little saying, “Stuff happens.” (That’s not exactly how it goes, but you get the idea.) Well, it’s true. Things happen. Now, I don’t mean to sound pessimistic, but computers do fail, files get deleted or corrupted, and disasters (such as fire or theft) can occur.

Well, you can always get another computer and reload your Microsoft Word program. But even millions of dollars can’t buy back all the documents and the hundreds of work hours you have in them and that you have stored on your computer. That’s ...

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