The important feature of MS Office is Autosaving feature.
In the case of application crash, unexpected PC shutdown or reboot the data which was not saved will be lost. To prevent this MS office provide Autosaving feature. It is enabled by default and set to save document every 10 minutes.
In order to configure Autosaving do the following:
1. Open your Microsoft (Word, Excel, PPoint, Access Etc.) document.
2. In Office 2007, e.g. Word, Click on the Office Button in the top left hand corner of your document.
3. Click on the Word Options button at the bottom of the Drop-Down Menu.
4. In the left pane, Click on the Save option and under the “Save Documents” heading ensure that the “Save AutoRecovery Information every” Checkbox has a tick in it.
Set the necessary time period and click Ok.
In MS Office XP or MS Office 2003, (Word, Excel, PPoint, Access Etc.), Go to “Tools” choose “Options” from the menu and in the dialog box, Click on the “Save” tab and you will see the same feature similar to Office 2007, make your changes and click ok to accept the changes and you are done.