Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Making Sure That the Data Is Safe and Sound
What’s up with the SkyDrive?
You’ve undoubtedly heard of the cloud (some-
times called the “almighty cloud”) but your
understanding of it may yet be as nebulous as
its name. SkyDrive is the descriptive name that
Microsoft has given the space in the cloud that
it lends to its Windows Live users. The great
thing about saving a workbook file in a folder
on your SkyDrive is that you then can open it
for further editing and printing from any device
running Excel 2013 that has Internet access.
For example, if you save a workbook file that
you create in Excel on your office desktop
computer, you can then open it for more editing on
your laptop at home or even your Windows
tablet or smartphone at the local coffee shop.
For more information on SkyDrive and to set it
up on your computer, select the Learn More link
under Get SkyDrive for Windows and Take Your
Files with You Anywhere on the Excel Save As
To save the file locally instead — on your computer’s hard drive or a
virtual drive on your local area network — click the Computer button under
Windows Live’s SkyDrive.
When you click Computer, the right pane of the Save As screen then displays
a list of Recent Folders where you’ve recently saved Excel workbook files as
well as any mapped network drives and your device’s local Documents folder
and Desktop. When you select the folder in this list into which you want to
save the new workbook, Excel opens the Save As dialog box with the current
contents of this folder displayed.
If none of the folders listed in the Computer pane of the Save As screen are
where you want to save the workbook, go ahead and click the Browse button
to open the Save As dialog box with the default location for saving workbook
files from which you can select the drive and folder where the new workbook
should be stored.
After the folder into which you want to save your new workbook is selected
in the Save As dialog box, you then need to replace the temporary document
name (Book1, Book2, and so forth) with a more descriptive filename in the
File Name text box, select a new file format in the Save As Type drop-down
list box, and select a new drive and folder before you save the workbook as a