Office Online: Creating a Document in Word


This article provides instructions on how to create Word documents using Office Online.



Using the Office Online Word application you can:

  • Create documents to add and format text, images, and page layouts.
  • Get to your documents from your computer, tablet, or phone.
  • Share and work with others, wherever they are.



Task: To create a Word document in Office Online.



Step 1 - Sign in to Portal.Office.Com, and select the Waffle icon Office 365 app launcher icon > Word.

Step 2 - Select New blank document.



A blank document opens where you can add content. 

Note: Documents are automatically saved when you add content.


Task: To rename or change the location of a document.



Step 1 - Expand the drop-down menu by clicking on the little down arrow next to the document title.

Step 2 - In the File Name field, enter a new name.

Step 3 - In the Location field, select a new location.

Tip: If you can’t edit the name, you might be in Reading View. Select Edit Document > Edit in Browser.



The document is saved automatically with the new file name and location.


Further Readings

Office Online: Creating a Work Hub


Need additional help?

For assistance concerning site creation, content sharing, file synchronization, or other common SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams, or Office app activities, we recommend our Microsoft 365 Learning sites:

Learn more about the great tools our Microsoft 365 Learning sites offer!

Visit the Technology Help Desk Support page to locate your local campus contact information or to submit an online technology support request.  For password issues you must call or visit the Help Desk in person.  

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