troubleshooting Question

How do you turn off autosave in Access during design?

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While designing in Microsoft Access the object is saved automatically without prompting.  This happens whether the object is a query, a form, etc.  If you exit without saving and then reopen the db, the changes have been saved and your original is lost.  This is particularly frustrating during 'what if' designing.  Is there a way to turn this autosave off during design?
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Former Microsoft Access MVP)
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