Collaborate In Word - Microsoft Office 365


Share your document

To share a file from within Word:

    1. Select Share Share on the ribbon.

      Or, select File > Share.

      Note: If your file is not already saved to OneDrive, you'll be prompted to upload your file to OneDrive to share it.

    2. Select who you want to share with from the drop-down, or enter a name or email address.

    3. Add a message (optional) and select Send.

Co-edit a document

After you share your document, you can work on that file at the same time with others.

    • For the best experience, work together in Word for the web and see real-time changes.

    • Under Share, you will see the names of who else is also editing the file.

    • Colored flags show you exactly where each person is working in the document.

Opening a shared document

When someone shares a Word document with you, the email you receive includes a link that opens the document in your web browser: in Word for the web. Select Edit Document > Edit in Browser.

Select Edit in Browser to edit in Word for the web

From here, if you'd rather work in your Word app, switch from Editing to Open in Desktop App, near the top of the window.

Open in Desktop App

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