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Omar A.

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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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    Omar A. commented  · 

    Why is Microsoft not listening to everyone on this stupid feature? I've seen more complaints about it than praise.
    It has cost some serious loss of unrecovered old data and documents.
    I just don't understand why they would insist on this ridiculous feature being enabled by default, and the only way to disable it is to go through the registry, which is not practical to do on every computer we use.
    For God's sake, someone get them to listen, and give us the option to disable globally from the app.

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