Forgot To Save Essay In Word 2008!

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  1. 103734 Guest

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    Ok I just printed out my rough draft for my final essay of the quarter and I quit word without saving it!! I was in a car accident yesterday and I was thinking about that and just quit, i know its dumb.

    Is there any way I could get it back without retyping everything? Its still in my printer logs.
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Maybe you could try looking up Word's cache? Temp files?
     
  3. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    where is that?
     
  4. 103734 thread starter Guest

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    or is there any programs i could use to convert scanned images of the paper to text I could paste in word?
     
  5. reubs macrumors 68000

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    At least you've got the rough draft. In the time it's taken to draft these few messages on here, you may have been able to start retyping it.

    I don't know if there's any way to find it again, but be thankful you hit "print" and that your printer didn't jam or something.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Pili macrumors regular

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    Not sure about recovering the file but I know acrobat pro has a function that will convert scanned images to text. Works fairly well as long as you dont have hand written text on the page.
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    ^ you could his suggestion and download the trial and use that.
     
  8. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    All you need is a free OCR app. Then just fix any formating and spelling issues and you're set.
     

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