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With SkyDrive, you get automatic access to your documents from any PC, Mac, iPad, or phone. You can also share and work on them with other people from any computer. Anyone can view and edit documents using a web browser and free Office Web Apps.
SkyDrive is perfect for sharing and working together with other people. Just visit SkyDrive.com to share any file with whomever you choose. Your friends can use free Office Web Apps to view the document and make quick edits—even if they don’t have Office installed.
Office Web Apps are also designed to preserve your document’s formatting, which means your friends will be able to view the work you share just the way you intended. They’ll also be able to make changes without messing up how it looks.
Whether you need to print the latest version of your resume in Microsoft Word from a copy shop or review class notes in OneNote on your phone, SkyDrive gives you automatic access to your files from anywhere. Just install SkyDrive on your computer and start saving files to your SkyDrive folder. (If you're running Windows 8.1, you don't need to install SkyDrive.)
Once you have SkyDrive, OneNote becomes even more powerful. You can save your notebook to your SkyDrive folder and access it anywhere. Study notes, review your shopping lists, or just stay organized right from your phone.
Office 2013 connects to your Microsoft account (that's the email address and password that you use to sign in to SkyDrive) so it's easier than ever to access, store, and share your files. Here's how you can get started:
Sign in to SkyDrive when you install Office 2013, or right from any Office program, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or OneNote. Just click Sign in in the upper right of your screen in the program, and then enter your Microsoft account email address and password.
Save your Office documents right to your SkyDrive folder. While you're in any Office document, just click File, click Save As, choose your SkyDrive, and then click the folder where you want to save the file.
Drag and drop files right into your SkyDrive folder to save them locally on the desktop. It's a folder like any other—to get to it, just open Windows Explorer and click SkyDrive.
You can store, share, and work on documents across devices with SkyDrive on the web, on the desktop, and on your phone or tablet.
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When you or your friends make changes, SkyDrive saves them online in one place. SkyDrive will even keep track of the previous 25 versions of all documents automatically, so you don’t need to store multiple versions of the same document. And if a change is made that you don’t like, it’s easy to restore or download an older version (just click Version history).
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