Where did my Ribbon Bar commands go?

Some time and somehow over the last couple of days, my Outlook email started showing up with the Ribbon Bar tabs appearing but none of the commands underneath them. To do anything with my email, I had to click the Messages tab to get all the related commands. Since this had One Minute Office Magic tip written all over it, I decided to figure out what I did and how to fix it.

AutoRecover in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

So have you ever been working away on a Word document or Excel file, only to have the power go out or your laptop throw the Blue Screen of Death? All your work… gone.

But not necessarily… if you have AutoRecover configured in your Office programs (specifically, I’m referring to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), you will only lose a limited amount of work. Here’s how you do that…