Today, I learned about Microsoft Word auto-recovery files.
If Microsoft Word crashes and can’t auto-recover the document, find the autosave file. The location is given in File->Options->Save. Sort the directory by date, and your autosave should be at or near the top. The file name ends in .asd. Copy that file elsewhere and open it in Wordpad.
Your text will be therein, stripped of all formatting but present.
In related news: I’m trying dictation. I know several authors who produce several thousand words per hour with dictation. I would like to produce several thousand words per hour.
Seemingly unrelated fact: I habitually hit the “save” button after typing every sentence. Note the key word: typing.
In more related news: installing Dragon 15 has made Microsoft Word lock up three times today. The third time, it couldn’t auto-recover the lost text.
And I hadn’t even thought about saving. Because I automatically hit “save” every sentence.
Beware your habits. They will cause you pain when you change.
Also: computers are terrible. I need a stenographer. Who understands MS Word styles.Stalk me on social media