Apart from Microsoft Word, you can also collaborate with others on Excel and PowerPoint
You can collaborate with your team in Microsoft Word
Others can edit your document in real time
Collaboration works on Excel and PowerPoint as well
Whenever you think of collaborating on a document, Google Docs is the first tool that comes to mind. However, Microsoft Word also lets you collaborate with others on documents. Microsoft Office and Google Docs are leading tools for office work and school or college projects, which is why collaboration is very important. You need document collaboration to allow your colleagues to share their inputs on your presentation or simply so that your editor can quickly make changes to your article.
Microsoft Word allows users to invite others to collaborate so that changes can be made while you're working on the document. In this guide, we tell you how to collaborate on a Microsoft Word document in real time.
Microsoft Word: How to collaborate via PC or Mac
The first thing to do if you want to collaborate on a Word document is that you need to make sure that your file is saved on OneDrive, i.e. on Microsoft's cloud storage service. So, follow these steps to get started.
Open the document in Microsoft Word on your computer.
Once you're ready to save your document, go to File > Save As > save the file to OneDrive. Now, you have saved your file in the cloud.
After this, click Share and add the people you want to collaborate with.
Click People you can specify can view to choose who you want to share this with and whether you want to allow them to edit the document. Allow editing will let them edit and Block download prevents them from downloading the document.
Once you're done, hit Apply. Now, enter the contact details of the people you want to share this file with or you can copy the link and share it via third-party services such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.
Finally, hit Send to share your file with others.
Microsoft Word: How to collaborate via Web
Microsoft Word is also available online and that you don't need the app installed on your computer if you don't want to. Here's how you can create and collaborate on a Microsoft Word file online.
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