How do I open a SharePoint or OneDrive for Business document from within Word 2013?

  1. Within Word 2013 click on "FILE" and "Open"
  2. If you don't see "SharePoint" or "OneDrive" listed in your places click "Add a Place"
  3. Click either "Office 365 SharePoint" or "OneDrive" depending on the location of the desired file
  4. If prompted to "Add a service" enter the username you use to log in to SharePoint then click "Next" and enter the password you use to log in to SharePoint, making sure "Keep me signed in" is checked on
  5. In the column listing locations click on "Sites - Harvard University"
  6. If you don't see a recent location that you want click "Browse"
  7. Change the address in the field at the top of the browse dialog to point to the site you want to browse
  8. Double click on the document library you want
  9. Click on the desired document

 

See also: OneDrive, SharePoint