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Create and save
Create and save

Using the Desktop Apps

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When you save your file to the cloud from a desktop app like Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, it's simple to work with others at the same time and keep your changes saved to the cloud.

  • When you create a new document, save the file to OneDrive or SharePoint. You can even share it immediately with your collaborators. No need to email copies back and forth.

  • Files save automatically, so you won't lose a thing.

  • Work with others at the same time. The presence indicators show where someone is working, and you'll see their changes right as they're made.

  • Add and reply to comments and @mentions to give feedback, suggestions, or invite others to collaborate. Anyone you @mention will receive an email notification with a link to the comment.

  • Offline changes to the document sync back to the cloud when you're back online.

  • Select Share to send the document to whoever you want to work together with.

  • Use the latest AI powered features to enhance your work, without the need to be an expert.

    • Editor improves your writing.

    • Designer makes professional looking slides instantly.

    • Analyze Data gives you data insights you might have missed.

  • Recommended for you keeps track of important work around you with recent activity.

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