Chapter 1: Preparing to Use the Office Web Apps

In This Chapter

arrow.png Understanding how the Office Web Apps work

arrow.png Signing up to use the Office Web Apps

arrow.png Using Windows Live SkyDrive to store files online

arrow.png Maintaining folders on SkyDrive

This chapter introduces you to the Office Web Apps, the online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Respectively, these applications are called Word Web App, Excel Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App.

Anyone can use these applications. You don’t have to pay a fee of any kind or install Office 2013. All you need is an Internet connection and a Microsoft Account. Moreover, users of the Office Web Apps can collaborate online with one another to create Word documents, Excel worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, and OneNote notebooks. As long as both of you are connected to the Internet and have a Microsoft Account, you and your colleague can work together on the same file simultaneously, even if one of you is in Maine and the other is in Montana.

This chapter describes how the Office Web Apps work, how to sign up to use the Office Web ...

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