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    511 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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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    Winn Cody commented  · 

    Our users have to open hundreds of very large Excel files during certain times of the year and the AutoSave feature inhibits our processes since the files want to immediately save to SharePoint, which slows everything down because of their size.

    I understand the intent, (saving is good!) but the real-world results are inhibiting workflow. Please allow us to shut this feature off for our users.

    Winn Cody supported this idea  · 

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