Velocity Technology Partners Blog

Velocity Technology Partners has been serving the Bogart area since 2005, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

How To Co-Author A Microsoft Word Document

How To Co-Author A Microsoft Word Document

As one would expect, a business will run a lot more smoothly when its employees have the resources to work cohesively toward a common goal. This is why collaborative solutions are becoming a staple in many office environments. Today, we’ll examine how one of these solutions, Microsoft Office 365, can help a workforce to achieve its goals.

Cooperation Through Collaboration
Microsoft Office 365 offers its users the ability to work together on a single document, reviewing and editing in real-time. However, you will first need to enable others to access the document. To do so is fairly easy.

First, start a new document in Word 2016, or in Word Online. Select Share, and then Save to cloud. This will present the option to save the document to either the OneDrive or SharePoint Online location. Press Save once you have made your selection. To share your document, open the Share pane. You have a few options for how to handle this part--you can either use the Invite people box to bring additional resources into the fold, or you can Get a sharing link to send an invite via email or instant message.

Once these invitations have been accepted, everyone with access to the Word document can make changes--and if they’ve agreed to share those changes automatically, everyone will be able to see them as they are made.

Communication Helps, Too
Communication and collaboration go hand-in-hand, so it only makes sense that Microsoft has also incorporated plenty of features that focus on keeping the channels of communication clear. Thanks to its integration with Skype for Business, Word offers the ability to instant message anyone working in a given document, as well as to send a group chat to everyone involved.

Finally, so that everyone can be on the same page where progress in concerned, Word keeps a record of any changes made to the assorted versions of the documents. This makes it easier for everyone involved to see how the document is taking shape, and to work cohesively toward a unified end goal.

Many of these features are also available in the other programs included in Microsoft Office 365, including Publisher, Excel, and PowerPoint.

How do you most often use the features of Office 365? Let us know in the comments, and make sure you subscribe to the Velocity Technology Partners blog.

 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Thursday, 18 January 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Malware Browser Outlook Mobile Devices Tablets HBO Managed IT Services Redundancy Gadgets Excel Hackers The Internet of Things Virtualization Updates Google Maps Cybercrime Data Management Windows IT Support WannaCry Politics Wi-Fi Microsoft Office Saving Money Thank You IT Services Telephone Systems Server Artificial Intelligence App SaaS Software as a Service Work/Life Balance Comparison Tip of the Week Technology Content Filtering Collaboration Best Practices Proactive IT Data Protection Email Windows 10 Android Phishing Retail Cast IT support Charger Cloud Computing Outsourced IT Word Conferencing Screen Mirroring NFL Legislation Security Law Enforcement Apple User Error Microsoft Word Chrome Holiday Storage Data Loss Mobile Device Management Small Business Lifestyle Cloud Best Practice Computers Adobe WIndows Server 2008 Microsoft Excel Workers Applications Vulnerability Cybersecurity Mobility Microsoft Shortcut Travel Money Data Breach Marketing Backup Disaster Recovery Cortana Smartphones Office 365 Sales Google Docs IT Solutions Hosted Solutions Productivity Commerce Hosted Solution Google Drive Personal Information Smartphone Computer VoIp Government Identity Theft Social Media Network Security VPN File Sharing Two-factor Authentication Networking IT Management Gifts Sports Wireless Charging eWaste Business Continuity Passwords Managed IT Communications Credit Cards Emergency User Tips Spam Google Privacy Maintenance Apps WiFi Encryption Internet Evernote FAQ History BYOD Windows Ink Hardware Licensing Software Risk Management Audit Patch Management Data Storage Specifications OneNote Unsupported Software Congratulations Alert Sync Data Security Data Recovery Business Management Wireless Technology Data Backup Managed Service Provider iPhone

Blog Archive

February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December