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How to Save Documents Online

Keep your documents together and safe by saving them to sharing and storage websites and services.


  • Step 1: Publish and sell finished documents online via Scribd's document-sharing website. Save a document in their iPaper format and embed it into a web page.
  • Step 2: Consider using ThinkFree Office if you can't afford Microsoft Office. It's a free web office suite written in Java code and compatible with Office formats.
  • FACT: In 2010, Amazon Web Services hosted thousands of stolen documents from WikiLeaks for a few days until the Department of Homeland Security intervened.
  • TIP: Google Docs allows you to publish a document as a web page or as a post to your blog.
  • Step 3: Consider using Google Docs if your work requires collaborating with other users online. Log into your Google account through the Google Docs page.
  • TIP: With DropBox, any revisions to your documents are automatically synced to other computers logged onto your account.
  • Step 4: Download Microsoft Office Web Apps -- free online components for Word and Excel users that allow access to documents via any web browser from any location.
  • Step 5: Sign up for Microsoft Office Live, a free office workspace service that allows for online sharing and storing of files formatted for Office suite applications.
  • Step 6: Consider using an online document storage service like DropBox that allows other users to log into your account and view your documents.

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