Amy and Wendy had worked all day on a OneNote document, carefully pressing CTRL+S as they went along. They then cut a text selection from OneNote to paste into Word.
For whatever reason, the clipboard did not transfer to Word. They tried to paste it back into OneNote. Nothing.
Panicked at losing pages of work, they called me.
Edit Undo would not help them. They assured me that they had been pressing CTRL+S all afternoon.
Only now, did we discover that CTRL+S in OneNote does nothing! It's not even an option!
I understand that the OneNote model is supposed to be one of continuous saving, but it never occurred to me that Microsoft should not enable the CTRL+S feature to force a quick save.
My friend, Marc Orchant suggested that I might look at the backup directory for an interim backup file or temp file, however I found that to be empty, too. I tried clipboard manager, with no success either.
I still think that OneNote is a valuable product and I will continue to use it. from a peace of mind perspective, I'd like to see the ability to initiate a save that is consistent with almost all other Microsoft applications. I want to trust that my saved work is indeed safe.