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Save a document to your OneDrive from Office 2010

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 Web.

Saving a document in OneDrive also makes it easy to share the document with others. You can send a link rather than sending an attachment. That way, you maintain just a single copy of the document. If people need to make revisions, they do so in the same copy, with no need to reconcile multiple versions and copies of the document.

Saving Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents in OneDrive enables you and others to view and edit the documents in a Web browser, using Office Online programs. This means you can share your document with people without worrying about what application they have installed, because they view and edit the documents in their browser.

In Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Save & Send.
  2. Click Save to Web.
  3. 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.

  1. 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. In OneDrive you can 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

  1. Click the File tab, and then click Share.
  2. Click the notebook you want to save.
  3. Click Web.

 Note    If the notebook is not in the OneNote 2010 file format, OneNote prompts you to upgrade it. Click Upgrade, and then in the Notebook Properties dialog box click Convert to 2010. Click OK at the prompt that warns you that users of a previous version of OneNote will not be able to share the notebook. Anyone with a previous version of OneNote will be able to share the notebook using OneNote Online in OneDrive.

  1. 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.

  1. Select a folder in OneDrive, and then click Share Notebook.
  2. 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.

For more information about Office Online programs and Windows Live, see Using Office Online programs in OneDrive.