I had Word set to save every 3 minutes and I push that SAVE button A LOT! But, I couldn't remember when the last time I pushed it was. Come to find out, I lost about 300 words. NOT happy. Thankfully, it was only 300.
My husband googled it and it's a known problem with this version of Word for Macs. Lovely. No fix in sight... they are working on it. Great. (Can y'all feel the sarcasm?)
I downloaded Pages (a Mac program). We'll see if I like it any better.