In this article, we want to offer you a way to get a periodic save reminder for your unsaved Word document as to save file in time.
Speaking of save function, there is auto save in Word. You set a fixed time interval and Word shall save any changes made to the document. But, this works, on condition that the document has been saved. The fact is that we tend to create a new document and indulge ourselves in work without noticing we haven’t saved it at all. Though we hate to admit, there is a great chance that we lose all work due to a power outage. Therefore, it shall be nice to get a save reminder to avoid the bad luck.
Get a Save Reminder
- First and foremost, press “Alt+ F11” in Word to invoke the VBA editor.
- Next, click “Normal”.
- Then click “Insert” tab and choose “Module” on the drop-down menu.
- There shall be a new module. Double click to open it.
- And paste the following codes on the module:
Sub AutoNew() Dim objDoc As Document Dim strButtonValue As String Dim dtAskingTime As Date ' Initialization Set objDoc = ActiveDocument ' Set the asking time in 5 minutes. dtAskingTime = Now + TimeValue("00:05:00") If objDoc.Path <> "" Then Exit Sub Else strButtonValue = MsgBox("This document has not been saved yet." & vbCr & "Do you want to save the file?", vbYesNo) If strButtonValue = vbYes Then Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs).Show ' In case you click Cancel button, the macro continue running and prompting message in every 5 minutes. If objDoc.Path = "" Then Application.OnTime When:=dtAskingTime, Name:="AutoNew" End If Else Application.OnTime When:=dtAskingTime, Name:="AutoNew" End If End If Call CountUnsavedDoc End Sub Sub CountUnsavedDoc() Dim objDoc As Document Dim nDocUnsaved As Integer nDocUnsaved = 0 For Each objDoc In Documents If objDoc.Path = "" Then nDocUnsaved = nDocUnsaved + 1 End If Next objDoc nDocUnsaved = MsgBox(nDocUnsaved, 0, "Number of unsaved document") End Sub
- Lastly, click “Save”.
Now if you open a new document, there will be a message box, such as bellow:
Click “Yes” and there will be the “Save As” window open. And click “No”, there will be another box, showing how many unsaved documents you have.
The message will pop up every 5 minutes along with the total number of unsaved documents open until you save the document. In case you click “Yes” but cancel the storage in “Save As” window, the macro will continue running in the background.
Turn to Professional for Repairing Work
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