Save Microsoft Word 2003 documents to your computer, and learn the difference between the Save and Save As commands.
Save periodically when you are working in an application. Losing information is never fun! You can quickly save by using the quick-key combination Ctrl + S.
If Word encounters a problem, it may automatically shut down without giving you the chance to Save. The Document Recovery task pane will appear the next time you open Word. This pane allows you to view files that were recovered when Word discontinued working properly. Select the best version of your document from here, and make sure to save it.