Word Online is an online version of Microsoft Word. In this video, learn what Microsoft Word Online is, what it can be used for, and which Microsoft account subscriptions get access to it.
- [Narrator] So what exactly is Word Online and who gets it? That's what we're going to explore in this movie. First off you need to know that Word Online is free, and it's part of Office Online that includes more than just Word Online. The online part should tell you it's web based. In other words, you don't need to install anything on your computer. You use Office Online specifically for this course, Word Online, right from within your browser. And since it runs in your browse this means you can be working on a Windows PC, a Linux PC, even a Mac, running Word Online from a variety of browsers that don't need any special plug-ins or extensions to work. You can access word online from Internet Explorer, Edge, Safar, Firefox, Chrome, and so on. Now when you open a browser and navigate to Word Online you'll be prompted to sign in. So if you don't already have some kind of Microsoft account like an Outlook.com account, Windows Live account, even an old Hotmail account, you can create one on the fly. Now it also works with your Office 365 account if you have one. It can be a personal account or even a paid subscription through corporate account. Whichever way you decide to log in you'll be working with the online version of Word in the end. Which has differences from the desktop version of Word. We'll be covering these differences as we move through the chapters and movies in this course. And one major difference is that your files are saved to the cloud. Specifically OneDrive. Once upon a time known as SkyDrive. Every Microsoft account gets some free storage and when you run out you can choose to pay for more if needed. And if you want a copy of your online documents stored on your computer you can use OneDrive integration with Windows or a desktop version of OneDrive to get them there. So that's a quick overview of Word Online. The differences from the desktop version will become clearer as we continue beginning with the creation of a new document.
- Using Microsoft Word in a browser
- Signing in and creating a new document
- Options when saving documents
- Opening and editing existing documents
- Typing or dictating text
- Formatting text and using styles and graphics
- Adding and editing tables
- Using headers and footers
- Sharing and collaborating
- Saving to other formats for sharing
- Printing documents