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Create a document

Create a document in Word Online

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With Word Online running in your web browser, you can:

  • Create documents to add and format text, images, and page layouts.

  • Get to your documents from your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Share and work with others, wherever they are.

If you're using the desktop version of Word on a PC, see Word 2016 Quick Start.

If you're using the desktop version of Word on a Mac, see Office 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guides and Word 2016 for Mac Help.

Create, open, and rename a document

  1. Sign in to and select Word in the Office 365 App Launcher The app launcher icon in Office 365 .

    Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Office 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

  2. Select New blank document, open a Recent file or select one of the templates.

  3. To name or rename the document, select the title at the top and type a name.

    Your changes are saved automatically in Word Online.

    Note: If you can’t edit the name, you’re probably in Reading View. Select Edit Document > Edit in Browser.

Create a file

Name/Rename a file

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