Collaboration

Co-author

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Once you share a file, you can collaborate with others no matter where you are. Check out how this works across these Office apps.

  1. First, select Share to share your document. Type a name or email, set permissions, and select Send.

  2. Select Review > New Comment to add a comment.

  3. @mention someone to get their attention at the exact spot.

Co-author in Excel

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Share your Excel workbook so you can work with others in real-time, leave comments, and use @mentions to send others notifications.

  • Select Share to send your workbook to others or to copy a link to the file.

  • Presence indicators show that others are working on the workbook. You'll see their changes in real-time.

  • Leave comments in the workbook to give feedback or ask questions.

  • @mention a colleague in a comment and the workbook will be shared with them. They will also receive a notification that they were mentioned in the file.

Co-author in PowerPoint

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Share your PowerPoint presentation so other can view it and edit with you at the same time.

  • Select Share to send your presentation to others or to copy a link to the file.

  • Select Insert > New Comment to add a comment that everyone with permission can see.

  • When you use the @-sign with someone's name, the person you mention receives mail with a link to your comment.

  • To view earlier versions of this file--and even switch back to one--select File > Info > Version History.

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Co-author Office files

Co-author a Word document

Co-author an Excel workbook

Co-author a PowerPoint presentation

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