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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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    Gary Brown commented  · 

    Although the autosave feature has had its issues, in my opinion it works brilliantly for collaboration on excel sheets. For those that dont agree with the way that autosave works, I think there are 3 options for you. 1 - Train staff to save a copy of the document they are working on before they start to make changes. 2 - switch off collaboration in 365 sharepoint, and go back to using "check in, check out". 3 - spend some cash and get an on premise server, you wont have autosave issues on premise Windows.

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