Use Word Web App in a SharePoint library

If coworkers store documents in your organization’s SharePoint library, you can use Word Online to view them, without having to start Word. Find text you’re interested in. You can even copy and paste from the document.

Word Web App

Go to a document library on your SharePoint site, and then click the link associated with the Word document.
The document opens in Reading view.

Add that last paragraph, from anywhere

The report is almost done; it’s saved in your team’s SharePoint library. You want to finish it up before going home, so you quickly open it in the browser and type the last two paragraphs.

Word Web App

  1. Go to a document library on your SharePoint site, and then click the link associated with the Word document.

  2. Click Edit in Browser.
    Word Online switches to Editing view, and the display of the document may change. The content is not altered, however.

  3. When you are finished, click the File tab, and then click Save.

If you want to make changes to the document beyond what you can do in the browser, do this:

  1. On the Home tab, click Open in Word.

  2. In Word, save the document. It is saved back on the SharePoint site.

Print from the browser in Word Web App

The document you print from Word Online looks the same as it would if you printed it from the Word desktop application.

Word Web App

To print the document, click the File tab, and then click Print.

Print command

Note    A PDF viewer is required for printing in Word Online. If you don’t already have a PDF viewer you can download one for free from the Web.

More information

For more information about using Word Online see Word Web App at a glance and Introduction to Word Web App.

Applies To: Word Web App



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