What is Office Online?
Office Online combines commonly used Office features and real-time co-authoring capabilities so you can collaborate for free with friends and family on shared documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and notebooks.
- Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online or with a desktop version of Office
- Save them online in OneDrive
- Share with others to collaborate in real-time
Go to office.com and start using Office Online right away by signing in with your Microsoft account.
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Who is Office Online for?
Office Online is for anyone who wants to collaborate in real time with others on shared projects
Parents, meet Susan
A working mom, Susan is dedicated to supporting programs that nurture leadership in kids, from Girl Scouts to educational organizations. When she found a great program she wanted to share with the school principal...
and PTA, she was able to do it efficiently by combining Office 365, OneDrive, and Office Online. She created a PowerPoint presentation about the program’s benefits, saved it to OneDrive, and then used Office Online to collaborate with everyone to come up with a joint proposal that included briefing documents and a schedule. Everyone was able to access the documents and make changes to it right from a browser. Now that the program is underway, Susan uses Office 365 and Office Online to keep a OneNote notebook everyone can contribute to.
Looking for Office for the whole family? Office 365 Home is what you need.
Students, meet Ryan
A senior in college, Ryan often finds himself working on group projects for classes. Creating a document on one PC and emailing it back and forth just wasn’t working, so for his next project he uploaded a Word document...
to OneDrive and the group used Office Online to collaborate on it in real time, from wherever they were—dorm room, library, or home—seeing everyone’s changes as they made them. The work went much faster, and as they neared the end, he used Office 365 to add finishing touches like embedding a video. The professor loved their work and they got an A! When Ryan’s in Spain next semester, he’ll use Office 365 and Office Online to share his OneNote journal and connect with friends and family on Skype calls.
Just like Ryan, you could qualify for special pricing with Office 365 University.
What else can I do with Office Online?
Office Online has some great features just for bloggers and web publishers.
Embed Office documents
Insert a spreadsheet, presentation, or document directly into your blog or webpage
Office Web Viewer
Create a URL anyone can use for viewing publically posted Office documents
Excel Interactive View
Readers of your blog or webpage can interact with chart and data posted by you without having to leave the page.