What is and how to use Word Online

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word is the world's best-known document editor, used by millions of people. Although it is an essential tool for many people, it is something that has certain limitations. One of the most important is that we cannot always access from any computer to edit a document, unless we have said document in the mail, the cloud or on a pendrive.

Therefore, Word Online was launched a while ago, as a solution to this matter. It is likely that this version sounds familiar to some, but we will tell you everything about it below, so you know if it is an option that may be of interest to use in your particular case. Since it has certain advantages that are of interest to many.

What is Word Online

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As we can tell from its name, Word Online is a version of the document editor that is used online. It is a version that we access through the browser on the computer, thus allowing us to access it regardless of where we are. Which undoubtedly helps us to edit a document everywhere in a simple way.

It maintains many of the functions of the original editor, although we cannot do exactly the same in all cases. But Word Online is a good way to edit the document online, from any device. Since we only have to enter our Microsoft account to be able to edit documents or access those that we have previously edited.

To be able to use Word Online we will only have to use a Microsoft account and have an Internet connection, otherwise we will not be able to edit anything. Fulfilling these two requirements we will be able to edit a document using this version at all times. So it is really easy to use it in this case. Therefore, when you already have an account (if you use Outlook or Skype you will not have to create a new one), in this case you will be able to access this version of the document editor. So it is something very simple to use in this case.

How it is used

Word Online

To use Word Online on a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can easily enter its website, this link. On this web we will be asked to sign in with a Microsoft account. So if you don't have one, it is on the web where you will have to create it, step by step, although this is something that takes very little time. So when you have the account, you can log into it and have access to the editor. We will have to click on its icon to access it.

Once inside, you can see that the interface is identical to the one we normally have in Word. So there are hardly any changes nor will it present problems when having to edit a document. As we have mentioned before, it is a somewhat simplified version, which means that not all functions are available in it, thus limiting everything we can do with this editor. Although the main functions that are in Word are in Word Online. In principle, no problems should be encountered when editing a document using this online version of it.

All the documents we are editing in Word Online are saved automatically every few seconds. The copy of said document, which is therefore saved and safe, is stored in One Drive. This allows us to have access to it at all times. So we do not have to be afraid that data will be lost in the document that we are editing, because everything will be perfectly saved and always accessible. It is undoubtedly another of the most important aspects when using this version of the editor, which we can access on all types of devices.

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