Quote Originally Posted by RemiJ View Post
I'm 125 pages into my book and now the Word program that it's being written on opens with the message that the document is repaginating. What does this mean? Should I be worried that I'm going to lose it?
It's fairly normal on a very large file to see that on opening the file.

It means it's going through the file and rending the text as pages, is all.

What I would do is got to Preferences in Word, and look under the section on Saving and make sure you've got Fast Save turned off. It tends to corrupt files.

I'd also regularly do a Save As and save the file as both a Word file and as an RTF or Rich Text File, using the name and the current date.

For instance:

my_novel_11_16_2012.rtf
my_novel_11_16_2012.doc

Those are your belt-and-suspender backups. I'd think about putting copies in DropBox or Sugar Sync.