Create a document from OneDrive for Business

You can quickly create new Office documents when you’re signed into Office 365, whether you’re working in OneDrive for Business or in a team site library.

Create a document in Office 365

Not sure where to create it? See Should I save my documents to OneDrive for Business or a team site?

  1. At the top of the page, click OneDrive, or click Sites > Team Site.

Office 365 navigation, showing location of OneDrive for Business and Sites

  1. Click New Document, and then choose the type of document you want to create.

Office Online options that you can use from the New button in OneDrive for Business

  1. Type a name and click OK. The new document opens in the Office Online program for the selected type of Office document.

  2. When you’re done, click File > Exit in Office Online.

    Tip    If you want access to all application features, you can switch to the full Office application. For example, if you’re working in Word Online, click Open in Word to continue working on the document in Word.

Open the full Office application instead of running Office Online

Create a document in an Office desktop application

On your computer, open the Office application you want, and click File>New.

If you’re signed in to Office 365, and your subscription includes Office, you can install the latest version. At the top of the page in Office 365, go to Settings Settings button >Office 365 Settings>Software.

When you’re done, on the File menu, click Save As, and you can save your document on your computer, or, if you’re using Office 365, on your team site or OneDrive for Business.

Applies To: Office 365 End User, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Online Website, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 Small Business Admin

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