How to Enable or Disable Automatic Saving in LibreOffice

This tutorial explains how to enable or disable the auto-saving feature in LibreOffice.

What could be worse than working on a document for hours and then losing the work you’ve been doing for so long due to a computer malfunction or crash? Well, No one wants to be in that situation.

That’s why LibreOffice comes with a robust auto-saving feature that could save you from losing hours of hard work due to such mishaps. You can easily enable or disable the auto-saving feature in LibreOffice with the following steps:

Step 1: Go to menu Tools > Options > Load/Save > General, or you can use the keyboard shortcut Alt+F12 to quickly open the Option dialog.

Step 2: Enable the Save AutoRecovery information every checkbox and enter a time value. The default may be set to 15 minutes.

Step 3: You might also want to enable Always create backup copy, as this option adds an extra layer of protection by creating a backup file before committing an auto-save on a file.

Step 4: Then, Apply > OK

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