PC Doctor March 18, 2016

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Dear PC Dr:

I want to save an Excel document from work to my Microsoft OneDrive account so I can access it from home.  I'm sure there's a way to do it, but I can't figure it out.

Can you help me?




Dear Robin:

I found these instructions on the Microsoft website.

When you save a document in OneDrive, your document is stored in a central location that you can access from nearly anywhere. Even if you're away from your computer, you can work on your document whenever you have a connection to the internet.  You will view and work on your document in your browser.

In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, click the “File” tab, and then click “Save & Send.”  Click “Save to Web.”  Then, click “Sign In”, enter your Windows Live ID and password, and click “OK.”

If you use Hotmail, Messenger, or Xbox Live, you already have a Windows Live ID. If you don't have one, click “Sign up for Windows Live OneDrive” to create a new Windows Live ID.

Select a folder in OneDrive and click “Save As.” Type a name for your file and click “Save.”  The document is now saved in OneDrive.

Now that it’s in OneDrive you can also give people permission to view and edit the contents of your folders. When you want to share a document, you send a link to the folder.

In OneNote, click the “File“ tab, and then click “Share.”  Click the notebook you want to save.  Click “Web.”  Click Sign In, enter your Windows Live ID and password, and click OK.  Select a folder in OneDrive, and then click “Share Notebook.”

OneNote gives you an opportunity to send a link to the notebook. If you want, click “E-mail a link,” and compose an e-mail message. One link in the message opens the notebook in the OneNote desktop application, and the other link opens the notebook in OneNote Online.

The notebook is now saved in OneDrive. In OneDrive you can invite other people to view and edit the notebook by clicking “Share” on the “File” tab.

I hope this helps!

Until next time, Happy Computing!

       PC Doctor