Well, sad to say it, but I've found another area where Word Perfect is better than Word.
Automatic backups. Word's AutoSave and AutoRecovery feature is woefully inadequate especially with users who forget to manually save often.
I've seen users accidentally close Word after working on a document for 2 hours several times. They all say that Word never asked them if they wanted to save the document (running Word 97 here, but going to 2003). Not sure if this is a bug in Word or just users playing fast and loose with fact in order to make a problem not their fault.
I would strenuously request that the Office team fix this issue post haste, as the application really should regularly save the document for the user in such a way that nothing the user or the system does will prevent the user from going back to the last previous autosave.
Also while you are at it, can you please set up the Master Category list in Outlook so that it gets saved to the Exchange server, can be shared and administered by the Exchange Admin? Not quite as important as the autosave feature, but it is a pet peeve of mine, especially for Outlook centric outfits like mine.