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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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    DH commented  · 

    Adding to the cries to change this preposterous default. Truly an asinine idea. Can't imagine how any human being that actually works in Office could have thought it would be preferable not having the ability to globally invert this setting. Even if there is some way of using the feature that makes it seems like a good idea in the pointy little techie minds of whoever set it, why the *$&% would you force the millions of people already imprisoned in Microsoft Office out of their usual workflow when you could have an easy on/off setting. Baffling. W/ this, can't use OneDrive for day to day work.

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