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Is this possible in Sharepoint Online RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We have a requirement to create a document template and when users edit that template and save it, instead of applying changes to template, sharepoint (word/excel) creates a new document with those changes. We would like to keep template clean and changes to it should be saved in a new document. 

    Is this possible to do somehow?

    Thank you in advance

    Friday, November 15, 2019 7:59 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It is possible. You will need to save that file as a copy.

    You can find more info here

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/save-a-copy-before-editing-to-prevent-changing-the-original-file-8aeabebe-952e-449b-b931-ae2b7568771b

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    Friday, November 15, 2019 8:32 AM
  • Hi SP Online,

    No OOB method can directly meet your needs.

    As a workaround, you can refer to the solution provided by NM:

    Use Save a Copy BEFORE you start making your edits to ensure you're working on the new copy and not overwriting the original.

    After you change the copy file, upload this file as new document template to the site.

    Best regards

    Itch Sun


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    • Marked as answer by SP Online Monday, November 18, 2019 7:23 AM
    Monday, November 18, 2019 3:07 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    It is possible. You will need to save that file as a copy.

    You can find more info here

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/save-a-copy-before-editing-to-prevent-changing-the-original-file-8aeabebe-952e-449b-b931-ae2b7568771b

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees, and confers no rights.

    Friday, November 15, 2019 8:32 AM
  • Hi SP Online,

    No OOB method can directly meet your needs.

    As a workaround, you can refer to the solution provided by NM:

    Use Save a Copy BEFORE you start making your edits to ensure you're working on the new copy and not overwriting the original.

    After you change the copy file, upload this file as new document template to the site.

    Best regards

    Itch Sun


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they helped. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    SharePoint Server 2019 has been released, you can click here to download it.
    Click here to learn new features. Visit the dedicated forum to share, explore and talk to experts about SharePoint Server 2019.

    • Marked as answer by SP Online Monday, November 18, 2019 7:23 AM
    Monday, November 18, 2019 3:07 AM