OS X Auto-save and Versioning
Use OS X's Auto-save and versioning capabilities, so you no longer have to Save documents.
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I just lost a good chunk of a document because of this, I had autosave set to on by default in the settings, but didn't realize this only applied to onedrive and share point. Either Microsoft is trying to force me into using other products or they are just obstinate. Seems like a simple feature that in the past I know has been there so this really feels like a cash grab by Microsoft forcing us to use their other services. Ridiculous.
Along these lines, it's really important that Word recognize when you open a document through the Finder that is located within a OneDrive or Sharepoint folder which is synced via OneDrive, and enable the Autosave functionality that is already present! Right now, it will ONLY enable Autosave if that file is opened directly from the "online" portion of the Open dialog within Word, which is very clunky and not user-friendly (it's slow to load, doesn't display ALL of my files, and also can't be sorted at all).
Daniel Holt commented
If you decide to add this capability, please make it optional.
Add an autosave option like the rest of the civilized world. Sorry but Microsoft is in the stone age. You people are lazy, lazy, lazy. No autosave? For what possible reason other than to keep us in the 80s?
Michelle Rush commented
In the 'good old days' there was an autosave function that actually worked, as in, if word crashed (as it so often does in Microsoft Word for Mac 2011) you would actually be able to find a temporary file and restore your work. This has disappeared, and now relies entirely on remembering to manually push the 'save' button every few minutes. Surely there is a better way??
John Mitchell commented
If this feature is added, it should be turned off by default. I write Excel add-ins and I have a user base of 1000+ managers/directors/VPs at a Fortune 500 company. Users often make speculative changes to their Excel workbooks to understand the effects of these changes on product schedules, and usually they do not want these changes saved.
Users expect a save to occur when they request that their changes are saved, and not otherwise.
Desidério Murcho commented
Without this, even Google Docs is better, not to mention Apple's Pages.
Omar Villa commented
It would be great if you add this feature!