Ask the Answer Guy – Create Automatic Backups of Word 2007 Documents using AutoHistory

Brent, I need to return to prior drafts done on word documents and make comparisons with changes. Is there an easy way to do this?

Here is a great little tool just for that, it's called AutoHistory. It can be used for Word 2007 and 2010 Beta 2. Use this tool to save a document and if something is changed a backup is automatically created. From here on you'll never need to be concerned about losing important information again. With it you can also restore any version you have ever saved, even if you do not use a version control system. It's fully integrated in Word 2007 within the View Ribbon. When you go to the checkbox, you will see all the saved versions of your current document. Within the taskpane you can easily view and restore every version you find there.

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.

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