macOS - SharePoint - How-To - Saving Local Documents to SharePoint and Accessing SharePoint Documents from Microsoft Office for Mac

This document describes how to save local MS Office files to SharePoint, and how to Open SharePoint Files in Microsoft Office for OS X.

Intended Audience

The intended audience is anybody that has local files they want to save to SharePoint, or anyone who wants to open a file in SharePoint with Microsoft Office.

These demonstrations take place in Microsoft Word, but the same steps can be applied to PowerPoint, Excel, or other MS Office products.


  • Windows, MS Office, and access to a SharePoint Site
  • Know your SharePoint site URL. All site URLs are located here.

How-To Save Local Files to SharePoint from Microsoft Office for Mac

This process describes how to save files that are on your local computer (not saved to SharePoint) to your department SharePoint site.

1: Open up the local document you want to save to SharePoint. Click on the File>Save As... button.

2: Click on "Add a Place" and paste your department's SharePoint URL in the box. Click "Next".


3: You should now be able to see your department's SharePoint documents. Find the folder you would like to save the document in and press "Save".

How-To Access SharePoint Files from Microsoft Office for Mac

This process describes how to access SharePoint files from the Microsoft Office for Mac application.

1: Open Microsoft Word and navigate to the "Open" button on the left-hand panel.

2: Click the "Add a Place" button on the bottom, then add a SharePoint Site by entering your department SharePoint URL.
Add a Place

3: Press "Next". You should be able to see your files! Navigate through the directories and double-click on a document to open it.
Opened files!

Pressing the "Save" icon in the document view will save the document to SharePoint and will not create a local version of the file.

Keywords:Apple, macOS, SharePoint, how, to, how-to, local, office, 365, O365, microsoft, office   Doc ID:68878
Owner:Matthew W.Group:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
Created:2016-11-18 14:52 CDTUpdated:2018-01-02 15:46 CDT
Sites:UW-Milwaukee Student Affairs IT
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