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You spend a lot of time working on your word processing documents. So don't let all your hard work go to waste. Make sure you are keeping your data safe and secure. These tips will help.

Protecting the Normal Template
Many macro viruses attack the Normal.dot template. Find out how you can increase your computer's security and give yourself a little more piece of mind by protecting the Normal.dot template.

Changing Microsoft Word's Macro Security Level
If you have macros from a trusted source but that are unsigned, you can use this tip to change the macro security level in Word. Of course, you should use an abundance of caution when changing this setting.

5 Ways to Prevent Data Loss
While data loss affects everyone who uses a computer, it is especially problematic for those who use word processing software. There is nothing more frustrating than losing the important documents that you've spent so much time creating. Unfortunately, the most effective thing you can do to stop data loss is to prevent it -- here are some tips to get you started.

6 Ways to Keep Your Documents Organized in Word
If you spend more time trying to find your Word documents than you do working on them, then this article is a must. These tips will show you how to get your hard drive under control.

Saving Your Document Under a Different Name
If you're not familiar with the Save As command in Word, now is the time to find out about it -- it comes in handy when you're modifying old documents.

Creating Automatic Backups of Word Documents
You never know when you're going to need to recover the last version of your document, so it is a good idea to keep a backup copy handy. However, it is easy to forget to backup your documents, particularly if you're busy. If this sounds like you, find out how to have Word create automatic backups for you.

Using File Folders to Keep Documents Organized
While a good file name is the best thing you can do to keep your documents organized and easy to find, using well named file folders can add a second level of organization. Here are some pointers to help set you in the right direction when it comes to "filing" your word processing documents.

Change the Default File Save Location in Microsoft Word
By default Word saves your files in the My Documents folder on your hard drive. While it is easy enough to change this in the Save dialog box, if you always want to save your documents in a particular folder, it makes a lot of sense to customize Word to accomodate this. Find out how it is done!

Disabling Fast Saves
Fast Save is a great feature -- if it is enabled on your version of Word, you won't spend much time waiting around for your computer to save your documents. The problem is this feature creates privacy issues, and in today's world, you can't be too concerned about your privacy.

Password Protecting Your Microsoft Word Files
Working with sensitive information? Worried that prying eyes may want to read what you're up to? Then you might want to think about assigning passwords to those documents of yours.

Tracking Documents With Headers & Footers
The use of Microsoft Word's AutoText feature in headers and footers can provide a fast and easy way for you to find files on your hard drive just by looking at a copy of the printed document. Find out more.

Tips for Naming Your Word Files
Most people don't put too much thought into what they name their documents. Unfortunately, this can make it more difficult to find your documents when you need them. If you want to take control of your document organization, these tips are a great place to get started.

Removing Personal Information from Word Documents
As more and more features are added to Word, there is an increased danger of revealing private information when you share a document electronically. Here's an easy way to keep the personal information you share to a minimum.

Microsoft Word -- Disabling Fast Saves
Fast Save is a great feature -- if it is enabled on your version of Word, you won't spend much time waiting around for your computer to save your documents. The problem is this feature creates privacy issues, and in today's world, you can't be too concerned about your privacy.

Help Keep Your Computer Secure With Office Updates
Most people don't bother updating Microsoft Word. In fact, many people don't even know Microsoft issues regular updates. Find out why it is important to download the latest patches for Word. And then make it a habit.

Mac Security: Protecting Against Malicious Macros
Windows computers are much more vulnerable to viruses and malware than Mac machines. However, Mac users should still be vigilant about their computer’s security.

Macros can cause damage to a Mac, just as they can to a Windows PC. So users should guard against malicious macros.

Saving Your Microsoft Word Settings
If you have made a lot of changes to the settings in Word, it is a good idea to back up your settings so you can restore them in the even of computer failure. This tutorial will show you how it is done.

Assigning a Password to Your Word for Mac Documents
These days, it is important to keep your personal data private. You can do that in Word for Mac by assigning a password to your sensitive documents. Mac Word's password feature is easy to use and will give you extra peace of mind. It is a must if you share a computer.

Microsoft's Latest Tips on Protecting Privacy
If you're using the latest version of Microsoft Word and want to ensure that private information is kept private, you should review these tips for Word 2003. This is a must for people who use Word in a business setting and frequently send out emails edited in Word or distribute documents electronically.

Protect Your Privacy
If you use Microsoft Word to create documents you intend to post on the web or share with other users, you might be sharing more information that you would like. Find out how to protect your privacy by minimizing what your documents tell about you.

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