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Office for iPad and Mac For Dummies by Peter Weverka

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Chapter 18

File Sharing and Collaborating

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how file sharing works

arrow Sharing files and folders with your collaborators

arrow Seeing files you share with others and others share with you

arrow Changing how you share folders and files

Starting in the OneDrive window, you can collaborate online by sharing Word documents, Excel worksheets, and PowerPoint presentations. This chapter explains how file sharing works. It shows you how, using OneDrive, you can share your folders and files with others, and how to change how files and folders are shared.

Sharing Files: The Big Picture

OneDrive generates a link for each file that is shared. This link is the means by which the people who share the file open it. Someone who has the link can click it and, in their web browser, open the file for viewing or editing in an Office program or Office Online application. (Chapter 17 explains what those are.)

The owner of a folder or file can share it using these methods:

  • Invite people by email: Send the link by email on a person-by-person basis to the people with whom you will share ...

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