I’ve created a new little tool, which is called AutoHistory (for Word 2007).
I got the inspiration from Visual Local History for Visual Studio. This tool automatically creates a backup every time you save a file.
AutoHistory now provides the same functionality within Word 2007. Everytime you save your document (and something has changed), a backup is created.
From now on you will never lost important information. You can restore every version you’ve ever saved, even if you do not use a version control system (like Team Foundation Server or Subversion).
This tool is fully integrated in Word 2007 within the View Ribbon:
If you check the checkbox you will see all saved versions of the current document:
Within this taskpane you can easily view and restore every version.
You can download the setup from here: http://mwiedemeyer.de/downloads/AutoHistory/AutoHistorySetup.zip
Please feel free to drop me a line, if you have any questions or suggestions: mail at mwiedemeyer dot de.