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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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    Anonymous commented  · 

    This feature should definitely be an "opt in" as it is useful in certain circumstances. However, having it on by default with NO WAY to disable its blanket across the Office Suite doesn't seem justifiable.

    I have had to go back and manually restore previous version of files I last saved prior to the introduction of this feature to restore time stamps and the original status of a file that I edited prior to saving an updated version separately on numerous occasions. Very annoying, especially as I never asked for these files to be 'Autosaved' when I created them on a previous version of Office.

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