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Richard Sutter

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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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    Richard Sutter commented  · 

    Please allow Autosave to be disabled globally. It has cost me hours of lost time and documents.

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    Richard Sutter commented  · 

    Users need to be able to disable autosave globally. I frequently use past proposals for previous customers to save time entering address info etc. I then use the save as feature to keep the previous version and have a new version. The new autosave function is not helpful, and I've already lost previous versions because of the change. This needs to be optional. An autosave feature that actually causes the loss of information is not a good feature.

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