Open a SharePoint file from Office for Mac

You can open a file from a SharePoint library from your Office for Mac application. When you save the file, any changes are saved back to SharePoint.

Office for Mac 2016 or newer makes it easy to save and open files stored in SharePoint or OneDrive.

  1. Click File > Open.

  2. In the Finder dialog box click Online Locations

    The File Save dialog in Word for Mac 2016 with the Online Locations button circled
  3. In the Online Locations browser select the location, such as SharePoint Sites or OneDrive, that you want to browse for your file.

    The online locations dialog showing SharePoint Online as a possible save location
  4. Navigate to your file, select it, and click Open.

Important: You can open a file on any server that has Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 installed. To work with SharePoint in Office for Mac, you have to have Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Business 2011, Microsoft Office for Mac Academic 2011, or Microsoft Office for Mac Standard 2011.

  1. On the File menu, click Open URL.

  2. In the URL box, type the URL for the document that is located on SharePoint, such as http://fabrikam/shared%documents/DocumentName.docx.

    Tip: You have to use a URL for a document in a SharePoint library. You cannot use a URL for other areas of a SharePoint site, such as a SharePoint list or top-level sites.

  3. Click Open.

    Note: You can also open SharePoint documents from your browser.

See Also

Save a file in Office for Mac

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