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    503 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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    Anonymous commented  · 

    When I work an estimate up with customers sitting beside me we try hundreds of variations on one document and save as different files. Microsoft recommends saving copies but this would add hours to an already long process with these customers right by my side. This feature has literally destroyed our whole process of estimates. I've lost so much very important work because I didn't even know that this feature was in place! PLEASE OFFER AN OPTION TO DISABLE THIS TOTALLY.

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