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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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    Finally Going Elsewhere commented  · 

    This is an absolutely rubbish feature. I have weekly spreadsheets taht I update, and when ever I 'save as' for a new week, MS automatically enables the AutoSave. This happens despite me switching off all autosave features under options.

    There is no point giving us this option if MS chooses to ignore it. I've lost countless data that has had to be re-created because MS thinks it knows best, and wont allow us control of our own data.

    As it is clear this problem has no work around, we are now ditching Excel.

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