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Office 2010 Gets a Redesigned Logo 21 How To Save Documents Straight To SkyDrive   Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 really is starting to look a very good upgrade from the 2007 version.

One particular feature I’ve found extremely handy is the ability to save documents straight to Windows Live SkyDrive.

You’ll of course need a Windows Live account.  Go here for an account if you haven’t already got one.  Also see here for another guide involving Windows Live SkyDrive.

You can currently do this with new Word, Powerpoint & Excel documents that haven’t been saved yet or you can upload a previously saved document.

Step 1.

Start by creating your document as usual.  When it comes to saving the document.  Head up to the top left hand corner of Word and click on File.

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Step 2.

Next, in the left hand pane, click on Save & Send  > Save to Web > Sign In.

(thanks for the update Toddwmac)

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Step 3.

Enter your Windows Live account credentials, choose whether to save the credentials and hit OK.

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Step 4.

It may take a little while to login at first, be patient and try to avoid clicking whilst it’s working so not to get the white glazed “Not responding” window.

Once you’re logged in, you’ll see the folders that you have in your SkyDrive directory.  You can also add a new folder & go straight to your SkyDrive from here.

Click on the folder you wish to save to and click the Save As button.

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In the next window, choose your location and save as normal.

Note that it may take a while to display the Save As box and may take a little while to save to SkyDrive depending on the size of the file.

You can check the status of any uploading documents in the Upload Centre found in the Notification area of your Taskbar.

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Once it’s finished uploading, your document will instantly be available on your SkyDrive.

Please Note that Microsoft Office 2010 is in testing phase, the information here is correct at time of writing but may change as newer versions of Office 2010 are released.


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  • Billy Boyle

    this seems like a really good feature in Office 2010.
    Do you know if they (MSO) will be making it a backwards compatible function for us poor falks that can’t aford to upgrade from 2007

  • Billy Boyle

    this seems like a really good feature in Office 2010.
    Do you know if they (MSO) will be making it a backwards compatible function for us poor falks that can’t aford to upgrade from 2007

  • Billy Boyle

    this seems like a really good feature in Office 2010.
    Do you know if they (MSO) will be making it a backwards compatible function for us poor falks that can’t aford to upgrade from 2007

  • RSVR85

    Highly unlikely! See this guide for an easy way to upload to SkyDrive though.
    http://mintywhite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1775&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=0

  • RSVR85

    Highly unlikely! See this guide for an easy way to upload to SkyDrive though.
    http://mintywhite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1775&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=0

  • Aaron Rowe

    You know that windows skydrive exists in office 2007 right?, its another addin. I use it all the time.

  • Aaron Rowe

    You know that windows skydrive exists in office 2007 right?, its another addin. I use it all the time.

  • RSVR85

    Highly unlikely! See this guide for an easy way to upload to SkyDrive though.
    http://mintywhite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1775&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&start=0

  • Aaron Rowe

    You know that windows skydrive exists in office 2007 right?, its another addin. I use it all the time.

  • Christopher

    Has Office 2010 been released yet? If it has, where have I been???

  • Christopher

    Has Office 2010 been released yet? If it has, where have I been???

  • Christopher

    Has Office 2010 been released yet? If it has, where have I been???

  • RSVR85

    The public beta is set to be released mid November. Keep your eyes peeled in the forums for more info! ;)

  • RSVR85

    The public beta is set to be released mid November. Keep your eyes peeled in the forums for more info! ;)

  • RSVR85

    The public beta is set to be released mid November. Keep your eyes peeled in the forums for more info! ;)

  • Christopher

    ah, cool. Will do!

  • Christopher

    ah, cool. Will do!

  • Christopher

    ah, cool. Will do!

  • dhruv

    @Billy: the Skydrive direct upload feature exists in Office 2007 too. I use it all the time. but the difference is in the GUI of Office 2010.

    @ Christopher: Where can i get a beta version to use?

  • dhruv

    @Billy: the Skydrive direct upload feature exists in Office 2007 too. I use it all the time. but the difference is in the GUI of Office 2010.

    @ Christopher: Where can i get a beta version to use?

  • dhruv

    @Billy: the Skydrive direct upload feature exists in Office 2007 too. I use it all the time. but the difference is in the GUI of Office 2010.

    @ Christopher: Where can i get a beta version to use?

  • Wild Wing

    I cannot do this with my office 2007 :(

  • http://mintywhite.com RSVR85

    Thank you for pointing this out to me Toddwmac.

  • emmastar*

    Thanks – just what I needed to know.

    Emmastar*


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