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After you save your Office files on OneDrive or SharePoint, you can work on them with others—at the same time. You can do this whether you're in an online app or a desktop app.

  1. Select Share in the top-right corner.

  2. Enter the email addresses of the people you'd like to work on your file with, or if you have their contact info stored in your address book, enter their names.

  3. Type a short message if you want.

  4. Select Send.

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After you save your Office files on OneDrive or SharePoint, you can work on them with others—at the same time.

It's called "co-authoring"…

and you can do it right within Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Just select Share in the top-right corner.

Depending on where you saved your file, you’ll either see the Share pane…

or the Send Link dialog box.

In either case, just enter the email addresses of the people you'd like to work on your file with…

Or if you have their contact info stored in your address book, just enter their names.

Include a short message if you want…

Then select Send.

After you share a file with others, you all can edit it at the same time—no one will get locked out.

You can even select someone's picture in the upper right corner to jump to where they are....

and see their changes as they make them.

Plus, everything is saved automatically.

That’s it.

Co-authoring Office files has never been easier.

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