It is important to Exit or Quit a program, application and the operating system before shutting off the computer. It is a good idea to Quit a program when you are finished with it as it takes up memory. Exiting a program should free up the memory that the program was using. Having a number of programs running simply uses up resources that may be needed in another project.
Exiting properly also saves the program settings so that when you return to the application the changes and preference that were made will still be active.
Some programs have a backup feature and will try to recover documents and pages if your computer crashes or there is a power failure. Once the computer is running properly open the program to recover and save your documents.
Last update: March 2, 2011