Whoa there... first off, WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE. Geez... at CF, we don't use those things. Thanks. You don't have to say the f-word every couple of words, or the s-word, or anything. Plenty of better choices. Anyways, Did you ever save it at all? The paper that is. Or did you just type and type and then just print? rule of thumb: Save around every 5 minutes, or even more often when needed. No offense, but it's not really smart to do all that typing and not save, if you didn't. I don't have works, so I don't really know for sure. Word usually has a recovery, but I don't know about works. Search around your hd for your file name... maybe temp? I doubt that though... man, it's really difficult when you don't save man... I don't how to help you in any other way other than just searching your hd... I'm really sorry... but not so, because it's kinda your fault you didn't save before... Hope you understand.