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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  · 

    There actually already is a way to disable this feature! I could only find a German tutorial, but I'll try to explain shortly what you have to do. https://excelblog.ch/excelblog/automatisches-speichern-in-office-365-deaktivieren/
    Press WINDOWS-KEY+R to open the Run dialog box. Enter regedit and press OK to open the registry editor. Open "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" → "Software" → "Microsoft" → "Office" → "16.0" → "Excel" (Note: Don't forget to go down into the "16.0" folder). Create a new D-Word (32 bit) using right-klick, name it DontAutoSave and assign a value of 1 to it (right click -> edit). You then can repeat this for Word/PowerPoint/whatever instead of Excel and when you restart the respective program the next time, autosave should be disabled :)

    Hope I could help - this feature is really annoying!

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