Remember to Save.
Whether you’re typing up your research paper, editing a video, or putting the final touches on a PowerPoint presentation, don’t forget to save your work.
The funny thing is, all of us have been hearing this our entire lives, and yet never a semester goes by without a few of our users losing hours of hard work simply because they didn’t save as they worked.
Remember to Save
- If you’re on a Mac, like the ones in the Vitale Digital Media Lab, just type CMD-S
- If you’re on a PC, it’s CTRL-S
It takes no time at all just to tap those 2 keys as you’re typing along.
If you’re using a program that offers it (like Microsoft Word or Adobe Premiere), you might also want to set the auto-save feature to save every 5-10 minutes—just in case.
Please, please, please: Remember to Save (I’m hoping if I say it enough, you’ll actually do it. 🙂
(It’s also a really good idea to back up your work to another location, but that’s a topic for a different post)