It is very frustrating to have word say it cannot save the document due to a conflict problem. I blame this on Vista as I have never had this many problems using word on my previous computers.
I try to save my work after every paragraph. Sometimes, though word fails in its entirety. Even when I sign back on, my previously saved doc is missing from my flash drive. Does this make any sense. Word tried to save my files as a temporary document, but all I get are a bunch of characters, a few words, more characters. Well, you get the picture.
I have taken to saving my work in the same session as a, b, c... In case of a problem. I don't want to loose my entire story.
All I have to say about it is YIKES-OPPOTUMUS!!!