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Walter O

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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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    Walter O commented  · 

    Hallelujah. Now AutoSave can be OFF by default. When was that feature added? I didn't see it a few months ago (it is now June 20, 2019.) Anyway, thank you Microsoft. No longer are my files imprinted with a new date when I merely open it. No longer must I set all of my files to Read Only in batches to prevent that from happening.

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