Note taking question

I have been using Word to transcribe interviews and then moving them into DTOP. While I don’t like Word, one reason I do so is because of its auto save feature so that when I am 3,000 words into the transcript i can’t lose itin a crash. If I use DT’s note function data>New>Note >RTF, does this also autosaved? Will these automatically be searchable for content?

Not yet. Changes are saved after using Data > Save, pressing Cmd-S or switching to another document in the same view (e.g. three pane view).