If you don’t have a backup drive for your Mac to utilize the Time machine functions you probably want a way to automatically backup your files. If your a Microsoft Office user, you have an ace up your sleeve , SkyDrive. If you haven’t already, download the SkyDrive app for Mac and install it. Otherwise if you do, or if you don’t, you can utilize your SkyDrive account with Microsoft Office 2011. Here is how to Save Office 2011 for Mac files to SkyDrive.
Save Office 2011 for Mac Files to SkyDrive
You can only do this little trick for Word 2011, Excel 2011 and PowerPoint 2011. You will also need a SkyDrive account to do this.
Save Word 2011 for Mac Documents to SkyDrive
All you have to do is open Word 2011 and then go to the menu bar and select File from Microsoft Word 2011. From there click on Share then Save to SkyDrive.
This will open a login prompt for your SkyDrive account. If you don’t have one, you can take advantage of 7GB free online storage here, otherwise you can get 25GB for free. Enter in your SkyDrive log in information and click Sign In.
All you have to do next is enter your select a folder or create a new one and click Save in the bottom right corner.
Save Excel 2011 for Mac Documents to SkyDrive
Just like Word 2011, you will need to open Excel then go the the File | Share | Save to SkyDrive from the menu.
Enter your log in information, unless you saved it from Word 2011, then save the workbook to a folder.
Just like the other two Office files, you will want to open PowerPoint then go to the File | Share | Save to SkyDrive.
Enter your SkyDrive log in information, unless you saved it earlier, then save the file to your SkyDrive.
That is it. If you do not have Microsoft Office 2011, you can go and grab a copy here. Now that you have your files backup on SkyDrive you might want to check out this awesome loan payoff calculator for Excel.