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How does real time collaboration / co-authoring work?

Published: 14 July 2021 Last updated: 21 December 2021

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Real time collaboration / Co-authoring

With Office, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint, multiple people can work together on a Word document, Excel spreadsheet, or PowerPoint presentation. When everyone is working on an Office 365 file at the same time, that’s called co-authoring.

To allow others to work on the document with you it will need to be shared with Can edit permissions.

If anyone else is working on the document whilst you have it open, you’ll see their presence and the changes they’re making. We call this co-authoring, or real-time collaboration.

Real-time collaboration

For more information about Document collaboration and co-authoring, please visit the Microsoft website:

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