How do you save documents in Word Online?

If you’re using the completely browser-based version of Microsoft Word and are used to pressing Ctrl-S frequently in the Desktop version to save your work as you go you may be wondering how to achieve the same.

Well, the online help says “There’s no Save button because we’re automatically saving your document”

Try the following experiment
1) Type anything in your document and then immediately afterwards quit your browser
2) Go back to your document

My experience has been that nearly all of the newly typed content from (1) is showing up in (2) so I guess saving is happening almost immediately anything is typed however it’s not easy to find any guarantee of this and even Microsoft’s own documentation gives you contradictory information:

Differences between using a document in the browser and in Word says: “You save a document manually in Word Online; there is no auto-save feature.” so I guess the answer is you don’t save documents and just hope that they are automatically being saved!

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How to collaborate on documents for free without your collaborators needing anything other than internet access?

Here are a couple of ways of collaborating on documents that don’t require that the people you’re collaborating with have or register any accounts or install any software – they just need internet access and a web browser:

  1. Google documents – create yourself a free Google account (if you don’t already have one) and use Google Drive to create a document (such as a spreadsheet). From the file’s share settings click ‘Get shareable link’ and then select ‘Anyone with the link can edit’. Email the link address of your document to just those people you want to collaborate with and ask them not to forward the link to anybody else. Here’s an example.
  2. Microsoft OneDrive documents – create yourself a free Microsoft account (if you don’t already have one) and use OneDrive to create a document (such as a spreadsheet). From the file’s share settings click ‘Get a link’ and then select ‘Edit’. Email the link address of your document to just those people you want to collaborate with and ask them not to forward the link to anybody else. Here’s an example.

Curiously the Microsoft way seems a bit more tolerant of collaborators using old browser versions however when they click on the link to open your document it’s not obvious that they can edit it as well as view it (they need to click the green ‘Edit in Browser’ button near the top right). With the Google way only relatively recent browser versions are supported however when they click on the link to open your document they can start editing it straight away.

Google browser compatibility “Google Drive won’t work with Chrome 23, Firefox 23, IE9, Safari 6, or older versions. You’ll need to update your browser to use Drive.”

Microsoft browser compatibility “For the best experience on the OneDrive website, we recommend using the latest version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.”

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