OneDrive: Saving/Opening Files in Office Applications


This article showcases several aspects to using Microsoft 365 Online.

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Create a document in Word for the web

With Word for the web running in your web browser, you can:

  • Create documents to add and format text, images, and page layouts.

  • Get to your documents from your computer, tablet, or phone.

  • Share and work with others, wherever they are.

Create and open a document

Create a file

Rename a document

  • Select the title at the top and type a name.

    Your changes are saved automatically in Word for the web.

Name/Rename a file

Note: If you can’t edit the name, you might be in Reading View. Select Edit Document > Edit in Browser.


Sign in and create a signature for Outlook on the web

With Outlook on the web running in your web browser, you can:

  • Organize email to focus on what matters most.

  • Manage your calendar, meetings, and appointments.

  • Share files from the cloud so everyone always has the most current version.

  • Stay connected and productive wherever you are.

Sign in to Outlook on the web

  1. Sign in to or

  2. Select the Microsoft 365 App Launcher Office 365 app launcher icon , and then select Outlook.

Create a signature

  1. Select Settings Settings > View all Outlook settings > Compose and reply.

  2. Create your signature.

  3. Select if you want to:

    • Automatically include your signature on messages you compose

    • Automatically include your signature on messages you forward or reply to

  4. Select Save.

Creating an email signature in Outlook on the web

Upload and save files and folders to OneDrive

Use OneDrive in your browser

  1. Sign in to, then select the app launcher   App Launcher  > OneDrive.

  2. Pick a file or folder by selecting the circle in the upper corner of the item, and then select a command at the top of the page.


You can store over 300 types of files on OneDrive. With Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome:

  1. Select Upload > Files or Upload > Folder.

  2. Select the files or folder you want to upload.

  3. Select Open or Select Folder.

With other browsers:

  • Select Upload, select the files you want to upload, and select Open.

  • If you don't see Upload > Folder, create a folder, and then upload the files to that folder.

Screenshot showing Upload selected

Use OneDrive on your desktop

If you use Windows 10, OneDrive may have already asked you to sign in to sync your files.

In File Explorer, select: OneDrive – [University of New Hampshire].

If OneDrive isn't setup, see:

Screenshot of OneDrive for Business files in File Explorer

Save and open files in your Office apps

  • Select File > Save a Copy​​​​ > OneDrive - [University of New Hampshire] to save a work file to OneDrive.

    Save personal files to OneDrive - Personal.

  • Select File > Open and then select OneDrive, to open a file saved to OneDrive.

Note: Requires Microsoft 365, Office 2019, or Office 2016.

Screenshot of Word Save a copy option


Need Additional Help?

Please fill out the Microsoft 365 Support webform with as much detail as possible, or contact the ET&S Help Desk team on your local campus.


Article ID: 3210
Tue 12/15/20 4:11 PM
Wed 4/27/22 4:40 PM
Applicable Institution(s):
Granite State College (GSC)
Keene State College (KSC)
Plymouth State University (PSU)
University of New Hampshire (UNH)
USNH System Office