You can share and collaborate on your Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with other people.
Microsoft Office 2016 offers an array of applications and features. But perhaps one of the most helpful benefits is the ability to share and collaborate on your documents and presentations with other people. By storing your files on your OneDrive online space, you can share them with other users. And you can collaborate on the same documents and presentations in real-time with others. How can you share and collaborate on your Office files? Let’s take a look.
Some of the steps I discuss here work with previous versions of Office, such as Office 2013. But I’m using Office 2016 as my test bed. The steps also work whether you’re running the packaged version of Office 2016 or the subscription version of Office 365. It’s the same product, just sold differently. You’ll need a OneDrive account to store your files online so other people can access them. If you don’t have one, you can sign up for it at the OneDrive website. And to use OneDrive, you’ll need a Microsoft account, which you register for through Microsoft’s “Sign up for a Microsoft account” webpage.
To start, open Microsoft Word. You’ll first want to add OneDrive as a connected service. You only have to do this in one of the Office programs, and it takes effect for all the others. In Word, click on the File menu, select Account from the menu, and then click on the button to Add a service. From the Add a service button, click on the option for Storage and then select OneDrive.