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Your Office document is stored on OneDrive. Now share it with your friends, or with the world.

  1. Go to your OneDrive, and right-click the document, and then click Share.

    Share command
  2. Type the email address of the person you want to share with. Press ENTER between multiple addresses. When you click Share your message includes a link to the document. Your recipients will need to sign in with a Microsoft account to edit the document.

    Type email addresses and a message to email a link

Get a link you can copy and paste

If you don't know the person's email address, or if you want a link that will let people edit your document without having to sign in, click Get a link after you click Share. Then click Create link for a link that you can copy and paste.

Create an Edit link

Tip: If you’re pasting in a tweet, or if the URL just seems too long, click Shorten, and then copy it.

Share for viewing only

If you want people to see your doc without editing it, you can share it as view-only.

With an email invitation

In the invitation, click Recipients can edit, and then switch to Recipients can only view.

Choosing view-only and sign-in required options in invitation email

Note: If you want to restrict who can see the document, click Recipients don’t need a Microsoft account, and then switch to Recipients need to sign in with a Microsoft account.

With a view-only link

After you go to Share > Get a link, click Edit and switch to View only before you click Create link.

Choosing View Only option before creating a link to be copied and pasted

Note: If you want to open up view-only access to your document so that people can find it when they search the web, click Public instead of View only.

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