How to Save a File to OneDrive from Your iPad

By Peter Weverka

Sharing is caring, and you can save a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file on your iPad or desktop computer directly to a OneDrive folder. After the file lands on OneDrive, others who have access to the folder on OneDrive can open the file. They can open it in an Office for the iPad application, Office web App, or an Office 2010 program (if Office 2010 is installed on their computers).

Saving an Office for the iPad file to OneDrive

Sign in to OneDrive if necessary and follow these steps to save an Office for the iPad file that you store on the iPad to a OneDrive folder:

  1. In an Office for the iPad application, tap the Office button.

  2. Locate the file you want to move.

    To do so, tap Recent or Open and navigate in the Office window until you see the name of the file you want to move.

  3. Tap the Share icon next to the file’s name.

    A drop‐down menu appears.

  4. Choose Move to Cloud.

    The Choose Name and Location window appears.

  5. Choose a location on OneDrive to store your file.

    Select a folder, for example.

  6. Tap Save.

Saving a file to OneDrive in Office 2011 for the Mac

When saving a file to OneDrive in Office 2011 for the Mac, keep in mind that Office 365 used to be called Windows Live. Then follow these steps to save a file to OneDrive in an Office 2011 for the Mac program:

  1. In an Office 2011 program, choose File→Share→Save to OneDrive.

    You see the Save As dialog box. It shows folders you keep on OneDrive.

    If you aren’t signed in to Office 365, you see the Windows Live Sign In dialog box. Enter your Office 365 user ID and password in this dialog box, and click Sign In.

  2. Select a folder in which to save the file.

    A new folder appears.

  3. Click the Save button.

    On the Mac, saving a file to OneDrive.

    On the Mac, saving a file to OneDrive.