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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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    Roger commented  · 


    I found that I had to change TWO settings to turn off this "Google docs"-like mode for Office documents on OneDrive and get back to the basic functionality that I had with Dropbox.

    1) In Word, Excel, etc.: File/Options/Save: Deselect AutoSave option

    2) In OneDrive: Right-click OneDrive icon, select Settings, select Office, and then deselect "Use Office applications to synk Office files that I open".

    Word, Excel, etc. no longer autosaves old documents the first time I open them on Onedrive.

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