How to Share a Word 2016 File

In this HowTech tutorial, we’re going to be showing you how to share a 2016 Word document.

Word 2016 makes it easy to share a document straight from the word processor.

Share a Word 2016 File

First, click the Share button in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.

Share a Word 2016 File

If your file is not already saved to an online location, a prompt will notify you. You can save your document to the cloud by clicking Save to Cloud.

Share a Word 2016 File

Save the file to your OneDrive.

Share a Word 2016 File

The Share options should now be available to you. There are two kinds of Sharing: Viewing and Editing. A recipient with a View link may only look at and download the file, but not change the original. A recipient with an Edit link may edit the original and download the file.

Share a Word 2016 File

You can either Share from this menu by sending emails to recipients, or you can Get a sharing link.

Share a Word 2016 File

To get a link, click Create a view-only/edit link. Then Copy the link. You can now paste this link in an email, Instant Messenger, etc.