The Most Important Keys on the Keyboard

command_sRemember 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)

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