Editing Office 2016 files using SharePoint

To edit an Office 2016 file stored on SharePoint, use Internet Explorer 11.


Any browser should be able to view Office 2016 documents, however to edit an Office 2016 file, Internet Explorer 11 must be the browser in use.

  1. Open Internet Explorer 11 and navigate to the appropriate SharePoint library
  2. Click the file name link and select "Open in..".
  3. The Open in Word menu option in Sharepoint

    The Open in Word option in Sharepoint

  4. If an error appears, go back to the list view.
  5. Check the file name.
  6. Either click the "Edit Document" button or select "Open in.." from the drop down menu.
  7. Context menu option for editing in Microsoft Word

    Edit in Microsoft Word context menu



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