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    505 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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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    Ben commented  · 

    Please allow this to be turned off for all users in the account for all Office applications via an easy method. We cannot ask our users to turn this off, some will follow the instructions while others will not. Also we have a mixture of Windows and Mac and iPad/tablet clients.

    This has already caused corruption/locking of some files.

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    Ben commented  · 

    Please allow this to be turned off for all users in the account for all Office applications via an easy method. We cannot ask our users to turn this off, some will follow the instructions while others will not. Also we have a mixture of Windows and Mac and iPad/tablet clients.

    This has already caused corruption/locking of some files.

    Ben supported this idea  · 

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