Allow manual saving while Autosave is checked.
Today when Autosave is on, you can not save the file, please make this available. If you want to save you have to uncheck autosave, save and then recheck autosave. Please allow manual save with autosave on
E. Altmann commented
Today I discovered a strange versioning problem:
a colleague made some updates on his Visio file; when he finished, he saved his work, closed the application and told me to review; then I opened the file, added comments, but unfortunately made some stupid changes to the original work before saving and closing; I tried to recover the colleague's version of the document, but OneDrive/Sharepoint had merged all changes, his and mine, into the same version, so it wasn't possible to recover ihs work. That file version was even labeled it with my colleague as author, although I had made the latest change. That's strange and annoying and wrong! That versioning scheme is really a nightmare :-(
E. Altmann commented
It's essential to be able to specify a defined save ("safe") version.
Maybe the behavior of autosave and versioning should be improved:
office applications and sharepoint should differentiate between implicit auto-save versions and intentional user-defined versions.
There should be the possibility to let the user control the versioning (at least as an optional setting):
1. even with auto-save turned on, the save button shall work as a user-control for versioning, i.e. when the user operates the save-button, he should be asked whether to (1a) create a new version in addition to the auto-save versions saved since last agreed version, or to (1b) create a new version but delete the intermediate auto-save versions, or to (1c) just overwrite the last agreed version (deleting all intermediate auto-save versions).
2. when the user exits editing (either by closing the file/app or by changing from edit mode to read-only mode, he should be asked whether to (2a) keep all auto-save versions, or (2b) keep just the latest status (and delete intermediate auto-save versions), or to (2c) overwrite the previous agreed version (deleting intermediate auto-saves), or to (2d) ignore/delete all changes and revert to last agreed (user-defined) version from before the edit phase.
Patrick S commented
Please allow manual saving even when auto save is on
Extending this request -- the "Save" button is available. The title bar says "saving," then "Saved to SharePoint," but it doesn't register as a version in Version History. I can't make sure I have a clean version of my file to revert to if something goes wrong later on because I have no indication of when a "restorable" version is created.