Can I save files from my iPad to other locations?

To save a file to locations other than OneDrive, Dropbox, or a team site, you’ll need to first save it locally on your iPad. Then you can use iTunes to save it to a computer.

  1. In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint for iPad, open the file you want and tap File > Duplicate.

  2. Tap iPad, then enter a file name and tap Save. Your file is now saved locally on your iPad.

  3. To copy your file from your iPad to a computer, connect your iPad to your computer and open iTunes.

  4. Under DEVICES, click your iPad name.

  5. Click the Apps tab and in the File Sharing section, click Word, Excel, or PowerPoint to see the corresponding files that are on your iPad.

  6. Select the file you want and click Save to.

  7. Choose a location on your computer and save the file. From here, you can move it or upload it to other file sharing services.

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