Editing Files

There are two ways you can edit Office documents in SuiteFiles - either in the web browser using Office Web Apps or through desktop Office. 

Both methods will allow you to save changes back to SuiteFiles. You can also have multiple people edit a document at the same time. 

Editing files in the web browser

Editing your documents through the browser is a quick and easy option. Office Web Apps offers you a light-weight version of the Office programs.

  1. Click on the document title to open it.
  2. Click on 'Edit in the Browser'.
  3. Start editing. Changes are automatically saved as you work.

Editing files through desktop Office

If you want the full functionality of the Office programs or simply prefer working from your desktop, then you can edit documents through the relevant program and still save changes back to SuiteFiles.

  1. Click on the document title to open it.
  2. Click on 'Edit in Office.'
  3. The file should open in the relevant Office program. Make your edits and then click 'Save' to save changes back to SuiteFiles.

Important: Downloading a file is not the same as opening it. Downloading a file downloads a copy of that document to your desktop. Any changes made to this document saves back to the file on your desktop, not to SuiteFiles.

If you prefer to work from your desktop, you can change your settings to always open files into desktop Office.

Change settings to always open documents in Office

  1. Click on your name in the top menu bar
  2. Select 'My Settings'
  3. Select 'Open on my computer, using Microsoft Office'

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