Tip: Save Unpublished Articles Periodically

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  1. Jeremy Gill profile image94
    Jeremy Gillposted 5 months ago

    It's a good idea to occasionally click that "done editing" button up top even if you're not yet done working on an article. While text capsules have nice auto-saving drafts, these aren't always reliable and will still often set you back if your computer shuts off or bugs out. Saving your article guarantees that your work up (at least up to the save point) will be cached.

    Additionally, the helpful "organize your content" feature doesn't list the names of capsules throughout your article until after you've saved, so to rearrange a lengthy hub while easily knowing which capsule is which, you'll definitely want to save first. Hope this helps!

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image97
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      For sure you need to save at least once. Otherwise the autosave stuff doesn't work at all. If your computer crashes you won't have a hub to go back to.

    2. eugbug profile image95
      eugbugposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Yes always a good idea, and it's good practice to copy the text in text modules to a text editor before saving just in case the "done editing" fails. Sometimes it seems to display "working" for an awful long, worrying time!

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image94
        Jeremy Gillposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Interesting tips, thanks to everyone who suggested the word processor idea. A quickier but riskier alternative is to copy the text (with control + c) in a capsule if for some reason you suspect a bug is incoming, though if you're utilizing the processor idea, you should be safe either way.

        By the way, at some point I may amass these tips into a HubPages advanced users guide; if so, I will do my best to credit the proper hubbers.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      If you write your article on word processor first and save it there and THEN transfer it to the hub tool, you'll never lose it.  This also will help you to find problems with grammar and structure before posting.

      1. EricFarmer8x profile image97
        EricFarmer8xposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        I only write hubs this way. I currently write Hubs on Google Docs. That way they are saved and backed up at the same time. I am receiving a Chromebook soon and I also plan on using that to write hubs.

  2. gerimcclym profile image96
    gerimcclymposted 5 months ago

    To save/preserve the entire layout of your hub (all capsules: text, images, etc.) view your completed hub on the HP site and save as an HTML file (right click "save as" and select HTML).

    1. eugbug profile image95
      eugbugposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I do that as well and have a copy on my laptop, external hard drive and in the cloud (in case the house burns down


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