At present, Facebook is the most used social networking site where you can share stuff such as videos, photos, links, posts, and songs. However, what if you want to share and collaborate on Office files such as Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations with your colleagues or friends in a group? Well, it is possible to do so by using an online utility. Let’s now find out about this utility!
Begin to Collaborate with Docs.com
Docs.com, a new utility, amalgamates Office Web applications with Facebook so that you can collaborate on Office documents with your different groups on this great social networking site. All you have to do is login with your Facebook credentials and see the momentary magic! So, we shall now see how to use this online service for making Facebook an all-inclusive sharing portal.
Start By Visiting Docs.com
To get started, just visit the URL, Docs.com and click Sign In located on the top right corner of the site for integrating the service with Facebook.
In case you are not logged on to Facebook, the Facebook Login prompt appears for taking your credentials.
Once you enter the email address and the password via which you log on to Facebook, click the Log In button.
This will display the Request for Permission prompt wherein you must click the Allow button.
Kindly note that a few browsers might not allow the login and display the resultant prompt as a popup that you must click to proceed further.
Proceed by Working in Docs.com
After signing in, you can now start working in two ways: Create your own Office file online or upload an existing file. Available on the top black bar of the site, the Add a Doc link allows you to create a new Office file, upload an existing one, or create instant Facebook documents such as resume, photo slideshow, and charts.
Let’s check out how to upload an existing document. To do so, click Add a Doc –> Upload a Doc.This might display the Request for Permission prompt again so that the service can manage your pages during the upload. Herein, you must click the Allow button.
Finally, you will view the UPLOAD A DOC page via which you upload a document, specify tags as well as viewers, give permissions for downloading and making a copy, and indicate who can edit your uploaded document.
With the options such as Only me, Everyone, Individual friends, and Group; you have complete freedom to make the document public, private, or share with the desired friends or groups on Facebook.
Finally, click the UPLOAD button after which your document is seen with the tags to the left and a public link below for sharing on the My Docs page.
Note that you can even sort your uploaded docs and change the view from Thumbnail to List on this page that you can access even via the My Docs link at the top.
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If you wish to create an Office doc online, you can do so by using the Office Web Apps on this site. To do so, in the Add a Doc menu, select the appropriate Office document that you want to create.
However, note that these Web apps have their own set of features and limitations. For example, you need to edit your file online only, as it will not be available in the corresponding Office app on your PC unless you download a copy for editing.
Once you create a new document, you are free to add a title in the right sidebar, insert tags, select the viewers, and post it with the comment on your wall.
See The Outcome In Facebook.com
After signing in with Docs.com, open your Facebook profile to view a new tab from where you can select Docs for making the shared/public documents available to your friends from the Wall.
Alternatively, you can post the public link in your Wall.