Saving and Sharing Documents

Save and share Microsoft Word 2016 documents to your computer or OneDrive account. Use the export as PDF Word function as well.

AutoRecover

Word automatically saves your documents to a temporary folder while you are working on them. If you forget to save your changes or if Word crashes, you can restore the file using AutoRecover.

To use AutoRecover:

  1. Open Word 2013. If autosaved versions of a file are found, the Document Recovery pane will appear.
  2. Click to open an available file. The document will be recovered.


    Screenshot of Word 2013The Document Recovery pane

By default, Word autosaves every 10 minutes. If you are editing a document for less than 10 minutes, Word may not create an autosaved version.

If you don't see the file you need, you can browse all autosaved files from Backstage view. Select the File tab, click Manage Versions, then choose Recover Unsaved Documents.

Screenshot of Word 2013Accessing all auto-saved files