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    Doug commented  · 

    This seems like a lot of votes. Has someone from Microsoft even commented on this?

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    505 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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    Doug commented  · 

    Absolutely agree 100% We don't want our documents changing just because someone opened the document. We have auto-text dates in our documents on purpose to show the last real revision, and people just don't save the document if they didn't change anything. We now no longer have this option.

    Why didn't Microsoft test this out with enterprises before pushing it out to everyone!

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