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How to share Word documents from SharePoint and OneDrive in the Review mode

The ability to share links to documents from SharePoint and OneDrive is one of the primary collaboration features. I documented its benefits in this post. However, when you share a document and leave the default settings on, the user can modify the document. Sometimes, though, you want the recipient to provide comments on the file without actually editing it right away. In… keep reading >

How to compare two versions of the document in SharePoint

As changes are made to the documents in SharePoint and OneDrive, a quite frequent need that I hear periodically is the requirement to compare and highlight the differences between various versions of the same document. In this post, I would like to explain how to compare two versions of the same document in SharePoint (and OneDrive). Version History on a Document The… keep reading >

4 ways to access file Version History in SharePoint

Document Version History happens to be one of my favorite features in SharePoint/OneDrive. After all, this is what allows you to save your butt in case you need to restore a previously saved version. When I blogged previously about the feature, I mostly referenced it from the SharePoint document library perspective. However, there are other places where you can access the Version… keep reading >

How to default Office files to open in the native app from SharePoint and OneDrive

By default, when you click on Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files from SharePoint or OneDrive, they open up in the browser. That is the default experience for these file types. The browser experience opens files quickly, allows you to make the changes “on the fly,” and best of all –the changes are auto-saved back to SharePoint or OneDrive. However, if you are… keep reading >

3 ways to open a document in SharePoint and OneDrive

I know what you are thinking. Greg, you will show me how to open a document in SharePoint? Isn’t it common knowledge? Kind of! I am sure you know how to open a document already, but I am hoping to show you a trick that you probably did not know about. Option 1: Open by clicking on File Name The most obvious… keep reading >

Advantages and Limitations of using Office Online in SharePoint and OneDrive

One of the biggest draws of SharePoint Online and Office 365 is the ability to access the files anytime, anywhere. An added benefit, that in my opinion is somewhat of a revolution in the collaboration world, is the ability to open and edit documents in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint right in the browser. That means that you can work with those file types… keep reading >