Q. In the good old days when I was using
WordPerfect, the program created a backup copy of every file I
opened. That way, if I made a mistake—say, I deleted an
important section—the backup always was there to rescue me. Why
doesn’t Word do that? |
A. It does, only, unlike WordPerfect, it’s not a default condition. However, it’s easy to set that default. In the toolbar, click on Tools , Options and the Save tab.
Then place a check in the box next to Always create backup copy and click on OK .
Word saves the backup files with a WBK filename extension. Older versions of Word used a BAK extension.