OneDrive and Office can work together as a team in Windows 10 to simplify the process of saving and syncing your documents online and across other computers.
OneDrive is Microsoft’s go-to service when you want to back up folders and files in the cloud, as well as synchronize them across multiple Windows devices. OneDrive can play an especially helpful role if you’re running a recent version of Microsoft Office, such as Office 2013 or 2016. In this article we will cover how to make OneDrive and Office “play nice” in Windows 10.
There are a lot of good reasons for using OneDrive and Office together. For example, you can set up OneDrive so that any Office documents you save are stored not just locally but also in OneDrive–at virtually the same time. If you don’t want to clutter up your hard drive with hundreds or thousands of documents, you can opt to store them just in OneDrive and not on your PC.
If you’re collaborating on the same Office documents with other people, you can choose to be alerted whenever those documents are being editing by another person. But what if you don’t have Office? Then you can use the free Office Online software to work with your documents and store them on OneDrive.
The only major requirement is that you’ll need to use a Microsoft account to sync your Office documents in the OneDrive cloud and across different Windows devices. The tips and steps in this article also apply for the most part if you’re running a recent edition of Office as well as the regular version of OneDrive and not OneDrive for Business, which is designed for the organizational crowd.