Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, if there was no previous copy made of the document you were working on, there is no way to retrieve the work you had just completed with the document in question.
Consequently as well, with the document never being saved since creating it, by not saving it initially, by clicking "Don't Save", you actually erased the document as if it never existed.
I asked in my first question, what version of Microsoft Office for Mac did you have, only because if you had version 2008 of Word, there is an autorecovery function built in to the application, but it only works, now that I think further about that function, only if the Word application as a whole, abruptly quits while you are working on.
So again, the document, if you have no previous copy of it, means that it was not saved to the Clipboard (which holds the memory of a document in Word
) and therefore is gone.
I have done this a number of times myself, to the extent that now, to make sure I don't run into that issue, depending on the version of Microsoft for Mac that I am using (I have both)--
• I will make sure the Auto-recover
feature is on in the Word>Preferences
as well as Always create a backup copy
checkbox is checked.
(Screenshots are taken from Microsoft Office for Mac v2008
• This way for future experiences, you will always have a backup copy of your work and the Auto-Recover
function is active in the event of issues with the Word Application occurs.
I realize this does not bring your document back, but I hope this information,
will allow you to be prepared in the event something happens to the Word application while you are working on it or if you have to reboot your Mac because it has frozen up on you, for example.
Please let me know, if I can answer more questions for you on this issue as I am always ready to assist.
Thank you for your patience.