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Work with documents in Word for the web

Start your work in Word for the web so your files automatically save in OneDrive. This lets you share your files with co-workers so you can start collaborating immediately. And if you work with your documents in the Word desktop app, all of your changes will be saved online.

To convert your Google Docs to a Word document, go to File > Download > Microsoft Word (.docx). Then, open the file in Word. See more at Get started with Docs.

Create a document

  • Select New blank document, open a Recent file, or select one of the templates.

    Note: If you can't edit the name, you're probably in Reading View. Select Edit Document > Edit in Browser.

Create a file

Open a document

  • Select File > Open, and select the document you want.

  • If you're working offline, your revisions will be saved the next time you connect online.

Open a document_Word for the web

Rename a document

To rename your document, you have two options:

  • Select the file name at the top and type in what you want.

  • Select File > Save as > Rename.

Name/Rename a file

Choose a save option

Your changes are automatically saved in Word for the web.

There are additional ways to save your document. Select File > Save as to see more:

  • To save a copy online, select Save as.

  • To save a local copy, select Download a Copy.

  • To download your document as a PDF, select Download as PDF.

  • To download your document as a ODT, select Download as ODT.

Word for the web - Save options

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