How to Change the PowerPoint AutoRecover Interval?

PowerPoint AutoRecover feature can automatically save your presentation/document for you at a specified interval. This lets you recover your document if tragedy strikes. So, if you are working on an important document, you should decrease this interval.

To change the AutoRecover Interval in PowerPoint 2003

  • Open the PowerPoint presentation.
  • From the Tools menu, click Options.
  • From the Options dialog box displayed, click the Save tab.

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  • Ensure that there is a check beside the ‘Save AutoRecover info every’ option.
  • Use the up and down arrows to increase or decrease the interval in minutes or you can directly highlight and type-in a number.
  • Click OK button. Microsoft PowerPoint will now automatically save your presentation for you at the specified interval.

    Note: The above steps can be use in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

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