Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

User screws up ms office

12 posts in this topic

Posted

I have a user who constantly screws up their documents with MS Office. I wanted to know are there any settings or scripts that can be done on a home machine that's running Windows 8.1 Pro. The goal is to force the user save their documents to Onedrive every 30 minutes. Also the user wont be allowed to save office documents locally anymore. Any ideas how to do this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Why not just enable Shadow Copies? It snapshots files at a set interval so if they screw it up just simply right click the bad file and then click previous versions and bam, all set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

One drive files are sync'd to a one drive folder under the user account. Just point their My Documents to the one drive folder.

 

Not sure how saving to a different place resolves the problem of them screwing up the documents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Set the default save and auto recover paths to their OneDrive, but that just moves these off the local. The end user still has the chance to 'ruin' them through using them.

 

File - Options - Save

 

How exactly are they screwing them up?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Why not just enable Shadow Copies? It snapshots files at a set interval so if they screw it up just simply right click the bad file and then click previous versions and bam, all set.

 

No previous versions in Windows 8 :(


if you use office 2013/360  I think the online storage has built in versioning so you can go back to older versions though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

No previous versions in Windows 8 :(


if you use office 2013/360  I think the online storage has built in versioning so you can go back to older versions though.

  :wacko:  Yes there is... it's called File History.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

  :wacko:  Yes there is... it's called File History.

and it requires a second drive.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

get rid of the problem between the chair and the keyboard and you will fix the problem permanently   :woot:    

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

  :wacko:  Yes there is... it's called File History.

 

As someone else said, not the same thing. The only thing they share is a shadow copy back end. Could use shadow explorer, but not as reliable without previous versions set up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Documents auto-save in Office 2013.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

No previous versions in Windows 8 :(


if you use office 2013/360  I think the online storage has built in versioning so you can go back to older versions though.

 

There is, it's just hidden. Microsoft doesn't want people using shadow copies for home use for some reason.

 

The system restore setting in "System" still controls how much space is allocated for volume shadows.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.