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Chapter 24. Working and Collaborating Online > Sharing Files and Folders

Sharing Files and Folders

Part of the beauty of working on a network is that you can easily share files, folders, networked locations, and hardware resources (such as Zip drives, printers, scanners, and so forth) with anyone linked to your network. In addition, you can access networks from various locations. This capability can come in quite handy and can save you time because you won’t have to continually copy information to a disk to use the information on another computer, and you won’t be stranded in one location while your files sit in another. Because Word is a document creation program and sharing files and folders represents one of the most significant reasons for networking, we’ll look at sharing those resources in more depth here.

Sharing Word Information Online

You can share information with other Word users in a number of ways. To share your information effectively, you should design your resource-sharing setup based on who will be accessing the information and how the information should appear. You can share files or folders using any of the following techniques:


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