Use OneDrive with Office 2013

If you have Office 2013, you can quickly open and save OneDrive documents right from your Office apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. If you also have the OneDrive desktop app installed on your PC (some editions of Office 2013 come with the OneDrive desktop app), OneDrive and Office work together to sync documents faster and let you work with other people on shared documents at the same time.

To save Office documents to OneDrive:

  1. Sign in to OneDrive when you install Office 2013, or right from any Office app. Just click Sign in in the upper-right corner of the app, and then enter your Microsoft account email address and password.

  2. Open the document you want to save to OneDrive, tap or click File, tap or click Save As, choose your OneDrive, and then choose the folder where you want to save the file.

Windows 8.1

To see if you have the OneDrive desktop app installed on your PC, follow these steps:

  1. On the Start screen, enter Programs and tap or click Programs and features.

  2. In the list of installed programs, look for MicrosoftOneDrive. If you find it, it means the desktop app is installed on your PC.

In Windows 8.1, you can install the OneDrive desktop app to install a setting that lets you use Office to work on OneDrive documents with other people at the same time. Because OneDrive is built in to Windows 8.1, no other desktop app features will be installed. Download the free desktop app.

View system requirements. Downloading the app means you agree to the Microsoft Services Agreement and privacy statement. This software might also download and install its updates automatically.

Windows 7 or Windows Vista

To optimize OneDrive for use with Office 2013, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the OneDrive icon (The OneDrive icon) in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar. (You might need to click Show hidden icons first to see the icon.) Then click Settings.
  2. On the Settings tab, under General, select Use Office to sync files faster and work on files with other people at the same time, and then click OK.


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