Was being the operative word.
Then I got an error, for the second time:
"The save failed due to out of memory or disk space".
I have disk space; I have memory.
I last got around the problem with a copy-paste into a new word file, saving the new one.
But this time, that's not working.
So I am going to lose my work.
Because of a bs glitch.
I tried saving to a flashdrive, too.
Different but similar error.
"The disc is full. Free some space on this drive, or..."
The flashdrive is far, far, FAR from full.
I tried closing applications--including my browser.
I reopened my browser, and lost my main window, the window with most of my more important tabs...which history has utterly lacked to retrieve by and large.
Mind you I reopened my browser because I was desperate to find help...
...And found nothing useful on the subject.