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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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    Tormod Solem Slupphaug commented  · 

    "We have been listening to your feedback and are updating AutoSave with the ability to turn AutoSave OFF if desired."

    Everyone in this thread are asking it to be disabled by default, not getting "the ability to turn off".

    Reading this response is frustrating and offensive, and fills me with rage to be quite honest.

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    Tormod Solem Slupphaug commented  · 

    Recent attempts to fix this is not good enough, not at all.

    Default settings should be:
    - AutoSave disabled for all files
    - Manual enable individually per file

    There's no middle ground solution to this Microsoft. Just fix it, please!

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