Questions about MS Office 365

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  1. Texas_Toast macrumors 6502a

    Texas_Toast

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    Not sure if I am allowed to ask this question here or not.

    Does anyone know if you buy MS Office 365 if it is possible to use the software but prevent it from every saving your documents and data onto their cloud service?

    I don't my using software that comes from the cloud as long as my data doesn't end up there.

    I have read that companies like Adobe only offer software from the cloud, but at least you can store things locally and Adobe doesn't force you to save data onto the cloud. That seems reasonable.

    Any thoughts or experience on this?

    By the way, I am curious about running MS Office 365 on my MacBook but also running it on a PC.

    Thanks.
     
  2. spooklog macrumors member

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    Yes, you can save documents to your computer by default. It's also easy to switch back to OneDrive if you change your mind.
     
  3. HDFan macrumors 6502

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    I'm not seeing File/Options as discussed in the link in Word 15.35:

    Screen Shot 2017-07-07 at 13.22.38.png

    and a search of Word preferences for onedrive didn't get any hits.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    The instructions at that link are for Windows.
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    Microsoft doesn't force you to use Onedrive for saving Office documents. If you don't have the Onedrive client installed on your Mac, you aren't going to be able to save any files there anyway.
     
  5. Texas_Toast thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Texas_Toast

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    So if I bought Office 365 for my Mac of PC, I could use it being 100% reassured that my MS Office files would never be saved to Microsoft or the could?

    100% certain?
     
  6. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yes. It’s not going to secretly upload your files.
     

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