Please allow autosave frequency adjustment!

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Autosaving while working with large Prezis is a real nuisance. Frequent autosave appears to be mandatory for Prezi online AND Prezi desktop. Please work to develop an update that allows for adjustment of the autosave timing. This would be VERY MUCH appreciated.
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Hi Jeff Tiddy, not sure if this will change soon - however I will put it on the User request list as a wanted item.

cheers

John

Prezi tip: the prezi manual can be found here: http://prezi.com/learn/manual/ with more useful info
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John, why do you say: "not sure if this will change soon." ?

The autosave glitch is a huge problem that puts the user in a straight-jacket.

Please develop some clarity with your team on the timeline for when this can be fixed, and communicate it to your customers.
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Nathan and Luanne Kok

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I agree with this. I will stop using prezi if this does not get fixed.
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Pedro

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Read last comment. This is not an ISSUE, it is a BUG. A huge BUG. Prezi is overwriting the user's saved files. When something goes wrong, you cannot recover from it! This is a showstopper. You should escalate this and have it solved.
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Prezi seems to autosave my presentation every 3-5 minutes. Since it is a sizeable presentation, it takes about 1-2 minutes to save...so my actual working up time is not very efficient. Can I change the autosave to something less frequent? How?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How do I change the autosave frequency?.
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I am having the same problem. For large presentation the auto saving feature take a lot of time. In my case every time I do a change, the auto-saving take 1-2 minutes.
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Ilian P

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I have the feeling my prezi is even autosaving every minute or two! This is far too often for me since I do regular manual backups on my own (when reaching a milestone during the creation of a prezi).

Please, please allow manual adjustment of this frequency!
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I agree with the above! I'm considering not using Prezi anymore, since it's almost impossible to work with bigger presentations. And often during Autosave, flash player "crashes". It starts working again, no data lost, but it is still frustrating. It is something you should really consider, it's on the users own risk to set the autosave less frequent. But i think it is necessary for me to continue using Prezi for my area of work (Construction) where i need to add A0 drawings and hi-res renderings.
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Matthew Cummings

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It's like it's autosaving every step I make and forcing me to wait 15 seconds between motions. It really prevents me from getting into a work groove. Needs to be fixed before I will move away from PP.
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Hi Prezi folk

I agree, autosave is preventing the efficient use of this fantastic software, and is actually proving now more time consuming than just a typical (read 'boring') powerpoint presentation. Creativity wise there is no rival to Prezi, however when using this software in a work environment where time is money, i am really struggling to justify spending 25% of my time waiting and cursing at my screen.

PLEASE can you reduce the frequency of autosave??!!

I am at my wits end - i HATE powerpoint but if it means i get the job done in far less time, then sadly thats the way to go. For such awesome software, this is a huge hurdle in its appeal and use.

Please consider this idea - just looking through the forums this is a major issue for a lot of users.

Thanks
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Maya Overbye Herulf

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I agree!!! I pay for using Prezi and love the program, it's just SO terribly sad that it autosaves everytime I make an adjustment - I lose SO much time!!! It simply takes too long - from thought to action - my creativity is lost and I'm late with projects!!!

Change it - PLEASE!!!
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Al McMahon

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Oh my God!! It's not just me!!!

Please reply to this group with a time range on when you will address this.

This is a serious issue.
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Juliana Barcellos de Souza

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another paid customer here that cannot use the system without having to wait for auto-saving to complete each 3 minutes or so
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Pipe Acosta

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Please let me work, and stop saving all the time !!!!!!
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Natalia

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It drives me mad!!!
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Klaas Bernd Over

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I also find this autosaving frequency very annoying. I imported some powerpoint slides in my presentation, made a wrong move and wham my entire presentation was in dissarray. Ok... click undo (didn't work) click again (not working). I can't retrieve a previous version, because autosave had already overwritten the point before I imported the powerpoint slides. It took 1hour to fix my presentation. While you are add it. It would be nice if there was a user savepoint and an autosave point.
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Chris Osborn

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As heartening as it is to learn I am not alone with HATING the frequency and inefficiency of autosave, it is disappointing to see the lack of response or caring exhibited by Prezi. Surely there has to be some kind of code that could at least let a user finish a specific task before autosaving (or a way to let the user control the frequency, based on his or her own risk threshold). At a minimum, it would be nice for someone knowledgeable to explain why it is somehow HAS to be set up the cockamamie way that it is.

Chris Osborn
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Klaas Bernd Over

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I haven't used prezi for a while now. It is a bit frustrating to work with and in my field people diddn't really like the presentations I gave. (Of course this could be down to my lack of knowledge etc.) I like the whole concept of prezi, but if you spent more time on a prezi presentation then on a powerpoint presentation, and it's frustrating to work with and people diddn't like it that much better then a good slideshow. I am moving back to powerpoint.
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Szalay Tamás

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all of us need faster responses who can work fast thinking fast. Please switch the gearbox into 2.

Desktop prezi is not nessery to save so often. or do that faster.

What if save only the changed elements.
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Rob Liddle

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Any movement on this issue yet? It hasn't gone away; it's still extremely frustrating and forcing me to consider abandoning Prezi. There are lots of great things about Prezi, but it's just a fact of life that I can't possibly justify the excess time I spend sitting around waiting for autosave to get on with it. I'm also less than impressed by Prezi's response to paying customers.
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I 2nd, 3rd, 10000th this thread. Really frustrated
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Vandoorne

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I decided in January to switch all my courses from ppt to prezi...but I think I will go back to ppt if this "autosave" BIG issue is not solved!!
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Hi guys, I'm very disappointed this is still an issue. I raised the same issue with First priority support for paying customers last November and Prezi did not acknowledge this as a bug of the system but treated this as a feature request. I was promised the developers would have look into the problem. I also explained in detail that this is not just something desirable but it's a bug to correct so that the workflow with Prezi is acceptable. Removing the autosave features or at least putting an option to change the time between autosaves should be quite an easy job as far as I can understand. I'm less than impress by Prezi support not listening even to paying customers, especially if many voices are requesting the same thing. It's a pity I'm not thinking to renew my subscription once it will expire mainly for this stupid but VERY annoying autosave issue...
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Pedro

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The problem is not only that Prezi is getting slow. In big Prezi presentation with a lot of items it frequently happens that Prezi misreacts, and moves things where it shouldn't. The "undo" is not often working, so you when you try to go back to the last time you manually saved your file... YOU CANNOT, because the crazy autosave has overwritten your copy.
THIS IS REALLY INSANE. HOW COULD a program DESTROY my SAVED files???
This means there is no real way to recover from Prezi's misbehaviour.
Really guys, you can do better than this.
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Ilian P

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Prezi staff, could you please finally make a new announcement? It's been a year already!
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SWiM Communications

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i agree, there should be some sort of option to adjust how often you want to autosave... or even at a minimum - a on/off trigger.

And something that would be really handy - would be a revisions history which you can select dates/times and restore to that state - similar to wordpress.
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White Hart Multimedia

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I've been having major problems with the auto-save function slowing me down; it's taken me al day to do something that should have taken a couple of hours max. I've tried three different computers, all with decent processors/RAM etc but Prezi is excruciatingly slow on all of them, even with nothing else open - judging by the lack of response so far from Prezi employees on this issue, I'm not expecting a response, but a handy reminder can't be a bad thing - Prezi, please fix this! (NB: I am also a paying customer)

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