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    499 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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    Daniela commented  · 

    Autosave is only causing me headaches. Please give us at least an option to permanently disable this for our Microsoft programs. I have lost way too much work because I accidentally forgot to click it off when I opened a document. Also I have had others overwrite my documents on accident because they just wanted to test something else out. I know there is some features that enables us to go back to different version, but this isn't always accurate. It requires more time to open up the previous version to try and confirm that it is the right version, which may not always be easy to tell if you are not that familiar with the original document.

    Again, at least give us the ability to permanently disable it for all our Microsoft software.

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