Changes to my Documents are Saved Automatically

Changes to my Documents are Saved Automatically


AutoSave is a feature available in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint for Office 365 subscribers that saves your file automatically, every few seconds, as you work. AutoSave is enabled by default in Office 365 when a file is stored on OneDrive or SharePoint Online. When you open a document, you will see the AutoSave option on top left of the document. If this is ‘On’ means the document will save automatically as soon as you make any changes.


1.       I want to open a document and would like to save a copy instead of editing the original document.

→ If AutoSave is on, then first save a copy on your desktop and make changes to it.


2.      I want to edit a document and want changes to be made right away.

→ Ensure that AutoSave is on.

3.      I want to make changes to the document but need to confirm before saving it.

→ Turn off AutoSave before making any changes and use the Save button as needed.

4.      I didn’t want my changes saved. How do I go back?

→ You can restore a previous version of the file using Version History by clicking File – Info.

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