Thursday, April 4, 2013

Backing up your documents

Here are some things you can do to make sure you don't lose that all-important essay right before it's due:

1. Save automatically.  Enable the save and recover features in Microsoft Word 2010.

2.  Use your Tarleton T: drive. Flash drives are great, but they are also easy to lose (people leave some behind every week in the library).  To save to your T: drive, click on File and Save As.  In the drop down box, click on the drive icon with your st_username (under Computer) and click Save.
Now you can access your document anywhere on campus (as long as you're using the NTNET network).

3.  Use the cloud. E-mail yourself a copy of the paper, or use a "cloud" service such as Google Docs (now called Google Drive) or Dropbox.

By the way, if you think you may have left your flash drive behind in the library, stop by the Circulation desk and ask a staff member to check our Lost and Found.

And remember, we're happy to help you find research items for your papers and to answer questions about citations, formatting, and more. Just stop by the Information Desk on the main floor.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Great post! Some usefully information.