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How To: Save files locally in Office 365
Last Updated 3 years ago

Save MS Office Files Locally

First, open productivity Office software (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). Then click on File and click on Options.

file options

Now go ahead and click on Save in the left-hand pane and then check the box that says Save to Computer by default.

OPTIONALLY: You can also change default local file location if you like in the box below the checkbox. Now when you go to save a file, it will save it locally rather than to your OneDrive account.

When you make that change in Word it automatically changes the default save location on all the other Office programs like Excel and PowerPoint, so you don’t have to change if for each individual application.

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(note: HT to online tech tips for the screenshots)

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