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Open a word Document RRS feed

  • Question

  • This sounds silly, so don't shoot me, but I can't figure it out.

    Scenario:  I have a word document on a thumb drive.  I have an Office 365 account from work.  I stop in at my Aunt Tilly's house for lunch, and ask if I can borrow her PC to edit the document.  She DOES NOT have any office tools online, so I fire up my browser, log into Office 365 OWA.  I stick the thumb drive into the PC, and open up Word Online version (web version).  I get the start up page with the recents and templates.

    How do I navigate to the thumb drive to open the word doc there?  I cannot find a way to do it.  I guess I can copy it from my thumb drive to OneDrive, edit it, and then I have to copy it back to take it away.  How do I load it directly?

    Thanks for any help!   Geoff Meissner

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 3:15 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Short answer: You can't. Use OneDrive as you suggested :)

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Friday, June 19, 2015 8:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:45 AM
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:43 PM
  • Hi Geoff Meissner,

    I agree with Kjetil Tonstad, we can't navigate to the thumb drive to open/edit the Office files with Office web app. And you can store the file in OneDrive or use Office online.

    https://office.live.com/start/default.aspx

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.
    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Friday, June 19, 2015 8:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:45 AM
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 5:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Short answer: You can't. Use OneDrive as you suggested :)

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Friday, June 19, 2015 8:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:45 AM
    Wednesday, June 10, 2015 7:43 PM
  • Hi Geoff Meissner,

    I agree with Kjetil Tonstad, we can't navigate to the thumb drive to open/edit the Office files with Office web app. And you can store the file in OneDrive or use Office online.

    https://office.live.com/start/default.aspx

    Hope it's helpful.

    Regards,

    George Zhao
    TechNet Community Support


    It's recommended to download and install Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), which is developed by Microsoft Support teams. Once the tool is installed, you can run it at any time to scan for hundreds of known issues in Office programs.

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.
    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Friday, June 19, 2015 8:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:45 AM
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 5:33 AM