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Save a Word Document to OneDrive

OneDrive is a way to store your files online. This is often referred to as storing files in the cloud. When you store a file online, you can access it from anywhere, using such devices as laptop computers, desktop computers, mobile phones, or tablet PCs. Before you can use OneDrive, you must have a OneDrive account. You may already have one. OneDrive is part of Windows Live, so if you have any type of Windows Live account, such as Hotmail or Xbox LIVE, you have a OneDrive account. If you do not have a Windows Live account, you can sign up for OneDrive free by going to http://onedrive.live.com or by using the Sign In option under the Account option in Backstage view. Once you have an account, you can save your files to OneDrive. All you have to do to access them is log in to OneDrive.

OneDrive also gives you access to the Word Web App. The Word Web App is sort of a mini-Word you can use to create and modify Word files. The Web App does not have all the features of Word but it does have the key features and for the most part, they work the same as in Word. As you learn Word, you are also learning how to use the Web App.

Sign In to OneDrive and Save a File

  1. Choose the File tab. Word moves to Backstage view. A menu appears along the left side of the window.
  2. Click Save if you are saving for the first time; otherwise, click Save As.
  3. Click OneDrive.
  4. Click Sign In. The Sign In dialog box opens.
  5. Type the email address for the account you want to log in to. Click Next.
  6. Type your password.
  7. Click Sign In. Word moves to the Save As screen.
  8. Click the name of the OneDrive account you logged in to.
  9. Click Browse. Word moves to the default location on your drive where it stores OneDrive files.
  10. Double-click the folder in which you want to save the file. Word moves to the folder.
  11. Type a new name in the File Name field if you do not like the suggested name.
  12. Change the document type, if necessary. Click the down-arrow next to the Save As Type field and then click the document type you want.
  13. Click Save. Word saves your document.

Save a File to OneDrive When You Are Already Signed In

  1. Choose the File tab. Word moves to Backstage view. A menu appears along the left side of the window.
  2. Click Save if you are saving for the first time; otherwise, click Save As.
  3. Click the name of the OneDrive account in which you want to save your file.
  4. Click Browse. The Save As dialog box opens. The File Name field suggests a file name based on the first words in your document. The Save As Type field displays the default file type.
  5. Double-click the folder in which you want to save the file. Word moves to the folder.
  6. Type a new name in the File Name field if you do not like the suggested name.
  7. Change the document type, if necessary. Click the down-arrow next to the Save As Type field and then click the document type you want.
  8. Click Save. Word saves your document to OneDrive.

IconQuestionI am online. How do I open a document that I saved to my OneDrive account?

Go to https://onedrive.live.com. Log in to OneDrive. Click Documents if that is where you stored your document. Click the document you want to open. OneDrive opens your document. Click Edit Document and then click Edit in Word if you want to edit your document using Word or click Edit Document and then click Edit in Word Web App if you want to edit your document using the Word Web App.

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