Posts Tagged ‘MS-OneDrive’
MS-OneDrive “Get link” incompatible with MS-Word “Always create backup copy”, use MS-OneDrive versioning instead
2014/07/07 Leave a comment
- If I edit my local MS-OneDrive copy with MS-Word, my collaborators lose access to the most recent copy via the link I shared with them.
- Worse, the new file MS-Word generates when the backup is created, won’t get automatically synched with MS-OneDrive, and no sync error seems to get flagged in Explorer.
- Root cause (presumably):
- When saving in MS-Word, I can see my focus moving to the backup file
- MS-Word, when creating a backup of the original file, actually rather creates a “fore-up”: The original file gets renamed (“Backup of…”) and the recent changes get copied into a new file.
- The MS-OneDrive link keeps pointing to the old file “Backup of…”, “when after (which one can see normally, if the user renames a file manually, is a desirable feature)
- Workaround: I managed to manually upload the files that got out off synch.
2014/06/25 Leave a comment
- Swipe from the right, tab on “Settings”, “Change PC Settings”.
- On the next page in the left menu, tab on “OneDrive”, and check:
- Turn it on. If necessary, start OneDrive, give it some time, then check in OneDrive whether your photos from your Surface camera get uploaded:
- My automatic camera roll backup may have been off
- due to an initial problem setting up OneDrive on my MS-Surface
- due to a path that was too long
- due to the fact that, in spite of trying the instructions to change this folder, my surface seems to insist on synching my OneDrive to a subfolder of my user folder: That, however, is a post for another day…
2013/11/18 Leave a comment
- Having to work on important documents from different locations – including office, classroom, and home – and getting tired of lugging thumb drives around (or worried about losing or inadvertently destroying them)?
- Use your university email and your password from last June (this one does not get force-updated every 90 days any more, you can manage it yourself).
- Upload your important files:
- Drag and drop, e.g. a PowerPoint file:
- Click the file – e.g. a Word file – to view it in your web browser.
- To edit the file , while viewing, click top menu: “Edit document”. Choose between editing it in the browser (has still some – ever fewer – limitations for complex documents)
- You will have to log in again (on a non-shared computer I prefer to choose to be “signed in automatically”).
- You have to click “Enable Editing” again, but then you are in your familiar MS-Word environment.
- No need to re-upload the file: Save and close your file, when you open it again in the web browser, it got synched automatically:
- To keep an additional local file backup, use the free MS-SkyDrive App which sets up a local copy of your MS-SkyDrive cloud storage – useful when you have to work offline (e.g. I used to travel every weekend on a plane, but needed to make good use of my travel time).
- Troubleshooting: If you run into problems, the first thing to try usually is a different web browser.
2013/06/07 3 comments
- Problem: I cannot seem to get the new embed code that SkyDrive offers now to work on wordpress.com.
- Cause: No idea. Guess somebody did not get the memo? Hope it is not me.
- Old skydrive embed code still works in wordpress (E.g. https://thomasplagwitz.com/tag/lists+resources/), but is a completely different syntax than what skydrive offers for embedding now (insert office code into  to try it out):
- office width="750" height="1300" src="http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidExcelEmbed?su=10634757809471938&Fi=SD25C841818181C2!126&kip=1&AllowTyping=True&Item=Table2&wdHideGridlines=True&wdDownloadButton=True"
- However, you can still convert the current embed into the old one:
- by inserting the new parameter values into the old ones:
- "cid" becomes "su" and
- "resid" becomes "Fi" .
- This example successfully embeds into a WordPress.com code now. (insert office code into  to try it out):
- office width="750" height="1300" src="http://r.office.microsoft.com/r/rlidExcelEmbed?su=4FA3329905D7E1CE&Fi=4FA3329905D7E1CE%2162359&kip=1&AllowTyping=True&Item=Table2&wdHideGridlines=True&wdDownloadButton=True"
- No we seem to have been here before, so we shall see how long this workaround lasts.
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2013/02/20 Leave a comment
Nice, and just in time as I am running out of free space for photos. Guess I would not have qualified in the first place if I did not post such stuff here.
BTW, MS: I am also an Azure Enthusiast…