Create a Word Document in SkyDrive and allow others to edit it online

Upon logging into your SkyDrive account you will see all of your files in the tiles view by default.

skydrive login

Click the Create button on the top of the documents pannel.

create button

The choices you get from click the Create button are

  • Word Document
  • Excel workbook
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • OneNote notebook
  • Excel survey

skydrive create choices

Click the Word document and type a name for the file.

save doc

Then the Word App will open. Type and edit the document using the free Word Web App.

Word Web App

When you want to invite others to edit or view the document you click the File–>Share command. Then click “Share with People”.

File Share

Then type the email(s) you want to share with. These people do not need a Microsoft SkyDrive account. Verify that the check box “Recipients can edit” is checked if you want them to edit.

When you click “Share” an email will be sent with a hyperlink for access that your recipients can use to open and edit the document. This is a powerful tool that let’s you work with a familiar tools in a collabortive method in the cloud.

Disclaimer: I am a member of  the Microsoft SkyDrive Insider team.


About Steve Chase

I'm a proud husband and dad to 4 boys! Microsoft Certified Trainer and Boy Scout Leader are some of things I call myself. The Cincinnati Reds are my favorite team! When not outdoors, I enjoy working with documents in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Visio and Photoshop. My wife, Erin, shares her awesome recipes on her blog at
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One Response to Create a Word Document in SkyDrive and allow others to edit it online

  1. KatherineB says:

    Reblogged this on How my heart speaks and commented:
    This is really useful about using on line word which is free,by the way

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