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    We see two patterns in this feedback thread and are addressing them now. The first pattern is that users want AutoSave OFF. The second pattern is that the Template scenarios are problematic with AutoSave.

    To address turning AutoSave OFF, we have implemented these capabilities:

    1. To avoid accidental edits by others, the owner of a file can set it to Always Open Read-Only. This can be done by setting the file to open in Read-Only Recommended (File > Info > Protect Document/ Workbook/ Presentation > Always Open in Read-Only) or by Sharing the file without allowing others to edit (File > Share > People with the link can edit > Uncheck the “Allow Editing” box).

    2. Users can turn AutoSave OFF for a file. While a document is open, clicking the AutoSave toggle turns AutoSave OFF for the current document for that user. The next time the same…

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    Randy commented  · 

    I cannot say how much I hate this feature. Why on earth anyone at Microsoft thought this was a good idea is way beyond me. Apparently they don't talk to users before implementing huge changes like this.

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    Randy commented  · 

    I cannot tell you how much I hate the new autosave in Office. It totally disrupts the way I work & now I have to take time to restore files to the way they were because I didn't really want to save the changes I made. There needs to be a setting to turn off autosave for every document & not make us remember to do that document by document.

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