Office BACKUP Handbook

A practical guide to backup and restoring your valuable Office documents with step-by-step instructions and tips from people who've suffered more computer crashes than they care to remember.


by Peter Deegan

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"Thanks for a great book.  Most e-books are small, almost pamphlets but the Desktop Search Handbook is great value for over 60 pages of info"    - Greg H, Lincoln, Nebraska.


Office BACKUP Handbook is a new e-book from the makers of the Desktop Search Handbook, Office Extras Handbook, and the Office Watch newsletters.

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This ebook is about recovering things you thought were lost with the focus on documents, files and emails used by Microsoft Office programs. 

Most of the tricks we’ll talk about also apply to other programs and situations, they go into Office features that can help recover lost data but are not normally included in simple 'backup' coverage.

We all know the importance of backups – inevitably you lose something you wanted, either in the short term or from years past.

" As with all the Office Watch ebooks and newsletters, we’ve tried to go beyond the standard software ‘how-to’ to give you practical advice and tips we’ve learnt from decades of computing experience." said author and co-founder of Office Watch, Peter Deegan.

Most writings on backup assume everything works fine.  You buy that - then do this and this – hey presto, you have a backup!  There’s little talk about restoring files and almost never anything about what happens when things go wrong. 

In the Office BACKUP Handbook we’re taking a practical approach after many years of saving and restoring files.  We know that restoring has to happen at the worst of times.  Your computer hardware or software might not be working properly (since that’s why you need to restore data in the first place) and you might be under time pressure (computer failures will delay that important task you have).

So we’ve written a practical guide with plenty of ‘step by step’ instructions for both backup AND restoring files. 

We’ll show you how to do this with commonly available tools that you either have or can get for a low price. 

Office BACKUP Handbook works for Office 95, through Office 97, Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003 and even Office 2007. 

»   Why an ebook? 
We like the feel of a paper book and, despite the hype, we don’t think paper pages are going anywhere.  But for topics like this, an electronic book is ideal.

Low cost – we can supply a comprehensive guide faster and for less cost than a paper book.

Adobe PDF’s offer features you can’t get in a paper book:

  • Immediate Searching – look for any text in the book in an instant.
  • Desktop Searching – the book is designed so it can be indexed and searched by any desktop searching tool that supports PDF files.
  • ‘Clickable’ Table of Contents – click on any heading in the contents list and you’ll jump right to that page.
  • Bookmark Tree – open the bookmarks pane to see the whole book in outline form (like the Document Map in Word).
  • Resizing.  You can change the Zoom setting in Acrobat Reader to make the text larger and easier to read.
  • Portability – take the ebook on your notebook computer without adding extra weight to carry around.
  • Web links - just click on a link in the book and it'll open in your browser.  No need to retype links from a paper page.
  • Attachments - can be included with the PDF ebook , if necessary.
  • Printing - unlike many ebooks we give you the option to print out pages.  We don't suggest that you print the entire ebook, just any pages or chapters you wish.

»    How much? 
Office BACKUP Handbook is available in US Dollars pricing and other currencies.   Click here for details

Subscriber Discounts

Subscribers to any of the Office Watch newsletters get a discount on the regular purchase price.   Click here for details

Office BACKUP Handbook is in PDF format, approx 4.5MB, personalized for each buyer.