The Auto Recovery feature of Microsoft Word comes in handy during many situations and it sometimes proves to be a life saver. You might know that the default setting of Microsoft Word is to save your document after every 10 minutes for auto recovery.
Just to be on the safe side, you may wish to reduce this time and want Microsoft Word to save the document more often. Click the Office (File) button and then choose Options.
Note: This settings can be applied to Excel 2010 and PowerPoint 2010 as well.
The Word Options dialogue box will be displayed, now locate the Save option on the left sidebar. You will find the Save AutoRecover information option listed on the right, change the time to whatever you want from the drop down menu.
Now your document will be auto saved after the specified number of minutes.