Questions about MS Office 365

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.
 

HDFan

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

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and a search of Word preferences for onedrive didn't get any hits.
 

chrfr

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

View attachment 707633

and a search of Word preferences for onedrive didn't get any hits.
The instructions at that link are for Windows.
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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.
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.
 
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Texas_Toast

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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.
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?
 

chrfr

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