[How To ] Use the Background Saves Option in MS Word

By default, the Allow background saves option is turned on in Word.

This allows you to continue working in Word while a document is being saved. However, this eats up system memory. If you want to conserve resources, turn off this option.
To turn Allow background saves off, follow these steps: 

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Save tab. 
  2. Clear the Allow background saves check-box and click OK.