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I use excel 2016 as was possible in the early days when it was a great self-programming and thought tool. I build my own formulas, used them in my chosen content, and do not expect excel to try to generalize about my future needs. I do not want it to check my work. I do not want to be interrupted when it gets confused, and be denied access to my document while Excel runs through a script. I do not want to have to manually save every other second to avoid nosy excel. I found that if I do not watch my screen closely enough, I miss cases where excel autocorrects or force-ignores my intention.

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  • I think your question is currently too broad. I don't think there is a single answer to how to disable every feature you don't like. I suggest you post separate questions about each problem. – Blackwood Jan 11 at 3:07
  • Thank you Blackwood. – Marlene Jan 11 at 3:08
  • Is there a way to turn off active monitoring of my input while working in Excel 2016, until I am ready to click Save? – Marlene Jan 11 at 3:10
  • I don't think that what you call "active monitoring" is a single thing, that's why I don't think there is a single answer to your question. It may be possible to disable some (or perhaps all) of the features you don't like, but I suggest taking them one at a time. In each case, be sure to describe in detail, what you do and what Excel does that you don't want it to do. – Blackwood Jan 11 at 3:13
  • I type my information too quickly for Excel 2016, and so it interrupts to check whatever it is checking. So I lose all the data I created after the screen went into it's validation mode. I don't know what to call this function. – Marlene Jan 11 at 3:18