Get started with Office for the web in Office 365

Microsoft Office for the web programs are a part of most Office 365 plans. Office for the web makes it easier for you to work in the cloud because Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and PDF documents open in your web browser.

Sign in to your organization’s Office 365 site to get started.

You can access your documents whenever you have an Internet connection, from almost any device.  Documents stored in your OneDrive and your team sites, or attachments in Outlook Web App are easily accessible on any device with an internet connection.

And sharing documents with others is as simple as sending a link.

When you use the three-dot Open Menu in a SharePoint library, Office for the web shows a preview of the document, and provides another Open Menu with commands for viewing and editing the document in your browser.

Preview of an Office doc in a SharePoint library

To get started, sign in to Office and save your document online. Your organization’s plan gives you libraries for storing your documents, or if you have Office 365 Home, you have personal online storage at OneDrive.com.

Basic tasks in Office for the web programs

To get started using the Office for the web programs, see:

Basic tasks in Word for the web
Basic tasks in Excel for the web
Basic tasks in PowerPoint for the web
Basic tasks in OneNote for the web

Note: Not all Office 365 plans include Office for the web. What’s available depends on what’s been configured by your organization.

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