50% my fault, and 50% Microsoft's fault!
My writing set up:
Microsoft Word Android App
Microsoft OneDrive upload
on my Asus ZenPad 10
And that's it. I didn't backup to Google Drive, didn't have a copy of the file (not that I knew of), NOTHING!
My tablet hasn't been on Wi-Fi in months, since December when I finished the book. I had been doing all of my edits offline, but in an online file. So, what happens when I finally connect to Wi-Fi???
OneDrive reverts my edited file back to the damn last online file from December!!
This is a horrible Microsoft glitch and I HATE them for it. I was thinking that my edits would upload and replace the outdated file. WRONG! I still don't understand fully why OneDrive did that, but
MY FINAL EDIT IS LOST FOREVER. 😭😭😭
The entire file is stripped of basic formatting: italics, centered text. So I have to do all that shit again. I have to do another run through, and see if I can remember what the hell I changed and if some of it that I remember is there or can be put there 😠😠😠
Now from my horrible mistake I have a new setup. I am still using Word and OneDrive because they are integrated super well, but I use them differently. I will now edit a file that is saved on the device, backed up on the sdcard, uploaded to OneDrive, then Google Drive, and finally emailed to myself.
Something similar happened to me over a decade ago(a file got corrupted on my PC, again Microsoft Word), which is why I got in the habit of emailing my files to myself. Emails never delete. Again, learn from my mistakes:
- Work with a file saved to the device
- Save the changes to the sdcard
- Upload the device file to OneDrive
- Upload the device file to Google Drive
- E-mail the file to yourself