Enable auto saving feature in Microsoft PowerPoint

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I've noticed that whenever I'm working on a presentation in PowerPoint, there's a badge in the corner that says 'Autosave Off'. Now, I'm going to assume that means that the presentation isn't auto saving. Is there any way I can turn this on? Thank you.
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Step 1: Click on File (1) – Options (2):
Step 2: Click on Save:
Step 3: Check the Save AutoRecover information box (1) and then press OK (2)

 
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    In fact, you should not only activate "autosave" but also set a frequency of autosaving the file.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    This feature is enabled by default. Have you ever changed/configured PowerPoint features by any chance. Or did you do any update. To make it habit, please open MS PowerPoint, click file > options > save and make sure the save auto recover information box is selected with interval of time. Also it is necessary to make sure to select the box called "Keep the last auto-recovered version if I close without saving". This is for MS Office 2010/2013/2016.
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  • azohawk
    I am seeing that Office 365 requires auto save to be made to the Microsoft cloud. It will not auto save to your local machine-even if that is what you have it set to do.
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  • ToddN2000
    If you want additional info post what version of PowerPoint you are using. There may be alternatives.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    @azohawk, are you using office 365 right now? If you have office 2016 with an office365 subscription then it is obviously there is an auto save feature which automatically saves what you're working on in real time.
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  • azohawk
    @Subhendu Sen. Yes, that is the version I am using at work. Since we don't use the cloud (upper level decision) for saving. I set my default save location to be local. But I have auto save marked as off on the task bar and it is grayed out, and I can't change it to on. I verified my settings, and somewhere along the line I read that auto save only works with SharePoint or One Drive.
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  • ToddN2000
    Found this response in another forum

    1.) Open any one of the Microsoft Office programs

    2.) Click on the File menu item

    3.) Click on Options

    4.) Dialog box opens. Click on Save settings located on the left menu

    5.) On the right-hand side you will see a checkbox labeled “Save to computer by default”, check it and then click OK.

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