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Save a workbook to OneDrive

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When you have a file, such as a spreadsheet, that you want to access from different devices, begin by saving it to a cloud location, such as OneDrive for Business. Watch the video to see how this works on a computer running Windows, and scroll down to see how to perform this task across a variety of devices.

The following procedure describes how to perform this task on a computer running Windows. To see instructions for other devices, see Specific "how to" instructions for your device.

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using Excel on your computer
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet open on your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571 and then open it in Excel.

  2. In Excel 2016, choose File > Save As.

  3. In your list of locations, choose your OneDrive for Business library.

    If you don't see your OneDrive for Business library listed, choose Add a Place > Office 365 SharePoint, and then sign in using your work or school account.

  4. Specify a name for the file, and then choose Save.

Specific "how to" instructions for your device

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using Excel on a Windows PC or tablet
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet open on your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571 and then open it in Excel.

  2. In Excel 2016, choose File > Save As.

  3. Choose your OneDrive for Business library.

    If you don't see your OneDrive for Business library listed, choose Add a Place > Office 365 SharePoint, and then sign in using your work or school account.

  4. Specify a name for the file, and then choose Save.

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using Excel on a Mac computer
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet open on your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571. Then open the file on your computer.

  2. In Excel 2016 for Mac, choose File > Save.

  3. Choose Online Locations > OneDrive for Business.

    If you don't see OneDrive for Business listed, click Plus (+) to add a service. Then, click Sign in, and sign in using your work or school account.

  4. Specify a name for your workbook, and choose a location in your OneDrive for Business library.

  5. Click Save.

Tip: Need help with your OneDrive for Business app? See Get started with the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client on Mac OS X

Important: Before you begin, make sure that you have installed Excel on your Android phone or tablet.

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using Excel on an Android phone or tablet
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet open on your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571. Then open the file in Excel on your phone or tablet.

  2. In Excel, choose File > Save As.

  3. Choose OneDrive for Business.

    If you don't see OneDrive for Business listed, choose Add a place > OneDrive - Business, and then sign in using your work or school account.

  4. Specify a name for your workbook, and then choose Save.

Important: Before you begin, make sure that you have installed Excel on your iPad or iPhone.

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using Excel on an iOS device
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet open on your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571, and then open the file in Excel on your phone or tablet.

  2. In Excel, sign in using your work or school account.

  3. If the spreadsheet is in read-only mode, choose Duplicate, and then choose your OneDrive for Business library.

  4. Specify a name for your spreadsheet, and then choose Duplicate.

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using Excel on a Windows Phone
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet open on your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571, and then open the file in Excel for Windows Phone 10.

  2. In Excel for Windows Phone 10, tap the ellipses (...), and then choose Save As.

  3. In the File name box, specify the name of your spreadsheet.

  4. In the Save to box, choose your OneDrive for Business library, and then choose Save.

To save a spreadsheet to OneDrive for Business using a web browser on your device
  1. Begin with a spreadsheet saved to your device. If you want to use our example spreadsheet, download it here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=723571, and then save it.

  2. Using the web browser on your device, go to http://portal.office.com and sign in using your work or school account.

  3. On your home screen or using your Office 365 app launcher, choose OneDrive.

  4. Depending on your device, either choose Upload or choose New > Upload Files.

  5. Select your spreadsheet. Depending on your device, you might have to choose Open to upload the file.

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What is OneDrive for Business?

With OneDrive for Business, you can save your Office documents to the cloud, and then work with them later using just about any device.

I want to edit this Excel workbook later using my iPad and smartphone, so I’m going to save it to OneDrive for Business.

On the File tab, when I click Save As, I see a list of possible locations.

This one is my OneDrive for Business library, so I’ll go with that. And I’ll click Save.

To find my file later, all I need to do is go to OneDrive for Business.

Now that my file is saved to the cloud, I’ll be able to access it later using my computer, tablet, or smartphone.

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