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Working with your Microsoft account and organization ID in Office 2013

Office 2013
 

Applies to: Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2014-07-22

Summary: Learn how to add identity accounts to Office 2013 and how they affect the features shown in the File > Open and File > Save As pages.

What you see in the File > Open and File > Save As pages in Office 2013 products depends on whether you’re signed in with your Microsoft account or organization ID (org ID), both, or not signed in at all (working disconnected and saving locally).

The org ID is the user ID that is assigned by your organization or school so that you can access Office 365 apps. You supply these credentials in the user interface (UI) or, in certain cases, the credentials are picked up from the operating system. For more information, see Overview of identity, authentication, and authorization in Office 2013.

The following are your sign-in options for Office 2013. You can:

  • Sign in with your Microsoft account.

    This is usually your personal ID associated with Hotmail.com, MSN.com, Outlook.com.

  • Sign in with your org ID.

  • Not sign in.

You have one primary account. This is the account that you see in the About me control in the upper-right corner of your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint application.

The about me control in office applications.

This account can be either a Microsoft account or an org ID.

To add other accounts to the primary account
  1. Go to File, and then choose Account.

  2. On the Account page, choose Add a service.

    Account settings in Office.
  3. Choose Storage, Other Sites or Office Store.

    Add service to Office account.

    For example:

    • If you’re currently signed-in with your Microsoft account and you want to get access to OneDrive for Business, choose Storage > OneDrive for Business ( or Office 365 SharePoint in some cases), and then provide your org ID when prompted.

    • If you’re currently signed in with your org ID and want access OneDrive, choose Storage >OneDrive, and then provide your Microsoft account when prompted.

    • To add access to other sites (for example, Facebook or Twitter), select Other Sites.

    Once an additional account is added, it is considered “chained” to the primary account. If you’re signed in with both your Microsoft account and your org ID, then what you see in the Open and Save As pages is a union of the Yes-entries in the following table. One exception to this is “User info” because this is determined only by your primary account.

The following table provides a high-level overview of how your sign-in account affects which features you will see on the File > Open and File > Save As pages.

 

Scenario Will I see this if I’m signed in with my Microsoft account? Will I see this if I’m signed in with my org ID? Will I see this if I’m not signed in?

File > Open, Recent Documents

Yes

Yes

No

File > Open, Computer

Yes

Yes

Yes

File > Open, OneDrive

Yes

No

No

File > Open, OneDrive for Business

No

Yes

No

File > Save As, Computer

Yes

Yes

Yes

File > Save As, OneDrive

Yes

No

No

File > Save As, OneDrive for Business

No

Yes

No

Add third-party account (for example, Facebook or Twitter) to Office

Yes

No

No

User profile (for example, Office theme, last position in document) roams with account

Yes

Yes

No

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