Poor integration between Office 2016 and OneDrive in OS X
We have begun using Word 2016 collaborative writing capabilities within my research group. I have OneDrive installed locally on my iMac computer (and I also have an Office 365 account). Essentially, I follow standard directions to share a file from within Word 2016; click on Share in top right corner, and invite others to the file (with editing capabilities). Despite all my files already being stored in OneDrive, Word 2016 asks me again to save the file "in the cloud". Doing so then allows me to invite others to the file with read/write capabilities. Although strange to have to re-save the file every time, this all seems to work reasonably well. However, when I re-open the same file from my OneDrive folder on my iMac, it does not respect the fact that I have already shared that file with others. If I want to share it again, it asks me to re-save the file "to the cloud" again, but this does not always allow the previous read/write privileges to work. The ONLY way any of this works reliably is if I go to the Shared folder within OneDrive using a web browser and open any already shared file from there; I can then open that web file in Word 2016 again and everything seems fine.
It thus seems that there is no stable link or communication between Word 2016 and the desktop OneDrive application in OS X. Is this a known bug? Is anyone else seeing this behaviour?
Thanks very much,
Pieter Hartman commented
It is a useful and logical option. Very strange MS did not implement it.
It would also be great on the iPad.
Maybe a trick.
Create a document in the base shared directory and open that now and then. Word / OneDrive remember is and you can start browsing through the folder by going to recent instead of shared.