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How can I turn off the autosave feature on Excel for ...

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How can I turn off the autosave feature on Excel for Mac 2004 version 11.3.5
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
Open excel.

Select the menu Tools > Addins
Remove check from the "AutoSave" add-in.
Click OK button.
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
There is also the AutoRecover file:

Select menu Excel->Preferences
Click on Save in the left hand side list.
Set AutoRecover as you like.


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Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
Are you sure the auto save feature is turned on? In my searches, it looks like auto save was an add-in feature in 98 and 2000 versions.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
It is turned on and I want to turn it off. Most of my work in Excel, it is welcomed. But the file I am working with is so large, and it Autosaves so often, it really slows me down.

I have right at 50,000 line items to deal with. I tried to break the files up into smaller units, which made things faster, but it offered up problems that aren't relevant to this question.
Expert:  RoeIncarnate replied 9 years ago.
Have you turned off the AutoRecover feature. It will save the file to a specail AutoRecover location every so many minutes as it was set for.

Select menu Excel->Preferences
Click on Save in the left hand side list.
Set AutoRecover as you like.
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