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Michael C

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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…

    Michael C commented  · 

    Instead i would like an autosave feature that saves a version of the file, in a user specified folder for each workbook. The autosave function i'm needing is the backup function, get into my folder and find a file version from 2 hours ago before i broke my sheet :)

    Another issue i'm having, which im suspecting autosave feature to be a part of is that recently when im saving a file it just forever is trying to save it but never finishes, although im also suspecting onedrive for business.

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