Windows 10: OneDrive and open Word docs

  1.    04 Jul 2017 #1

    OneDrive and open Word docs


    Okay, so I am using the native OneDrive app for my cloud storage.
    Now let's say I am working on a Word doc, (in Office 2016, i.e., I am using the regular desktop Office suite), and I have the doc open for a couple hours straight.
    In the course of that time, I make a lot of changes, and I want those changes to sync to the cloud, so my doc will be backed up.
    So how do I do that?
    It seems like as long as the Word doc is open, OneDrive will not sync changes to the cloud, even if I hit the save button in Word.
    Am I doing something wrong?
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       04 Jul 2017 #2

    It probably won't sync until you have closed the document unless you are opening/working directly on the file that is stored on OneDrive. But you might check your autosave settings in Word, mine are for 10 minutes but then I don't use the cloud, work directly in My Documents/Documents.
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  3.    04 Jul 2017 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    It probably won't sync until you have closed the document unless you are opening/working directly on the file that is stored on OneDrive. But you might check your autosave settings in Word, mine are for 10 minutes but then I don't use the cloud, work directly in My Documents/Documents.
    Even if I open the file directly from the OneDrive cloud, I get the same behavior. It doesn't sync changes until I close the document.
    Autosave does not trigger a save, and not even a manual save.

    Well, I tried it again, and I think you are right, now the changes seem to save to the cloud, if I open the doc directly from the cloud. I don't know what went wrong last time I tried it...

    Now I see that this time, the Microsoft Office Upload Center is showing in the system tray. That was missing, last time.
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