Office Online helps online

Blog Author: Aaron Smith | July 3rd, 2014

We recently found that is really, really helpful and demonstrates the benefits of cloud based business applications.


Click on a Microsoft Office document such as a Word document somewhere in SharePoint Online (Team Site or OneDrive for Business). It will then open that document in a browser using Office Online. If you then elect to edit that document in a browser you’ll see the familiar ribbon as shown above.


You should see a box at the top of the ribbon that says ‘Tell me what to do’?


If you type ‘create table’, as you can see that menu option immediately displays, allowing you to select and create a table directly.


If you instead type in the box ‘create grid’, Office Online works out that you probably mean ‘table’ rather than ‘grid’ and again shows you the appropriate menu command right there so you can create the table.

This is very powerful as it allows people to find what they are after much quicker and reduces the needs for lots and lots of menus and buttons. Best of all it is always update without your having to think of it since it is delivered by the cloud.

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