Seamless Collaboration

It’s easier than ever to collaborate with multiple people and co-create office Microsoft documents.

In the not-so-distant past to share a document, you would 1. create a document 2. email a copy of the document 3. merge the updated copy 4. add -final.docx to the end of your document. The future is here, no more messy document merges and final, final v1, final v2.

Get started with real-time collaboration co-authoring.

From your personal OneDrive select New > New Word Document (for example). 
Just like that, you have a document. When you’re ready to share, you have a few different options. 

Option 1: Share directly from the document 

Select the Share Link in the upper right corner of the word document. A dialog will appear, enter an email to the person or person you wish to share with, include a simple message and send.

Option 2. Copy a link and send a message

Select the share link from the upper right corner of the Word document, click “copy link,” boom now you have an edit link ready to share via text or your favorite messaging platform.

Option 2: Share from email

Create a new email, select “attach,” then choose “browse cloud locations,” choose your file, “share as a OneDrive link.” Send your email done.

Just like that, you’ve created a collaborative document – shared with one or many people. You can have up to 10 simultaneous editors with Microsoft 365.

Best practices for multiple collaborators

  1. Co-authoring is only supported on.docx (Word), .pptx (PowerPoint), and .xlsx (Excel)
  2. All co-authors must have permission to edit the documents
  3. Ensure your Microsoft Office applications are up-to-date and “autosave” is on

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We look forward to understanding your needs.

Coalesce Digital is a new IT consultancy in West Michigan - with over 12 years of experience - focused on helping small businesses get the most of Microsoft 365.

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