Applies To: SharePoint Online Office for business SharePoint Server 2016 More…
With Office and OneDrive or SharePoint, multiple people can work together on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation. When everyone is working at the same time, that’s called co-authoring.
Flags indicating that two authors are working in a Word document
What do I need to co-author a document?
Co-authoring is available for documents stored in OneDrive or SharePoint.
To co-author with others, you need:
- A shared storage area OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server are shared storage areas which enable co-authoring.
- Apps that support co-authoring Word and PowerPoint on all devices and versions more recent than Office 2010 support co-authoring. The Excel mobile apps and Excel 2016 with Office 365 also support co-authoring.
- A co-authoring friendly document Co-authoring is only supported on modern file formats including: .docx (Word), .pptx (PowerPoint), and .xlsx (Excel).
- Edit permissions for co-authors All co-authors must have permission to access and edit the document
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