If you use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) then you can use OneDrive to keep your documents in sync between your devices and allow you to work wherever you are. If you have an Office365 subscription then you already have 1TB of OneDrive space or you can sign up for a free account and get 5GB of space.

Mac OS

In order to get your OneDrive account connected to Office, you first need to open or save a document and tell it to use OneDrive. In the example below, we'll run you through how to do this. Firstly, open a blank document and then click on the File menu and then Save As.


Now, when you come to choose where to save the document, click on the Online Locations button at the bottom left.


You'll now be asked to asked to sign into your OneDrive account so enter your details here and then click on Sign In.



You'll now be able to choose to save locally onto your Mac or into your OneDrive account.


Anything you save into OneDrive will automatically sync up with any other devices that you're signed into OneDrive with and you'll be able to view it on the web as well. Once you've signed into Dropbox on one Office application, they'll all be connected so you only need to do this once.

Windows


The process is similar in Office on Windows. Firstly, open one of the Office applications and then click on the File menu.


Now down the left hand side, click on Open and then OneDrive and then click Sign In.


Now sign in with your OneDrive account, again this can be either a personal OneDrive account or the login details for an Office365 account.



Once you're signed in, you'll have access to OneDrive wherever you can Save or Open documents and these will sync with all your other OneDrive enabled devices. Once you've signed into Dropbox on one Office application, they'll all be connected so you only need to do this once.


iOS


On your iPhone or iPad, open one of the Office apps and then you should see the screen below. Tap on Add a Place.


You'll now be presented with all the options for cloud services that you can add to Office, tap on OneDrive.


Now sign in with your OneDrive login details.

Office on your iPhone or iPad will then log into OneDrive and tell you when it's finished.


Now when you open any of the Office apps, you'll see OneDrive listed as a location and you'll be able to see any documents you've already saved into OneDrive and be able to save documents into OneDrive from the iPad to sync back to your other devices.


Having all your documents across all your devices can make it much easier to work on the go and you don't need to remember which device you saved your file onto. It also means that as your documents are stored in OneDrive, they're safely backed up and available whenever you need them, wherever you are.