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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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    Richard S commented  · 

    Leave it to Microsoft to mess up something as *basic* as autosave. Here is what Autosave SHOULD do:

    Set Autosave to a timer.
    Saves UNDER A NEW FILE NAME every click of the timer (FileName01, Filename02, FileName03 etc).

    If this means I end up with 200 copies of the same file because I set the timer to every 5 seconds then *GOOD* that is exactly what I WANT. Disk space and memory is *cheap* and the two seconds it takes to delete the files later is worth the HOURS of work wasted because programmers are too incompetent to grasp how to code an autosave feature.

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