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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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