Working collaboratively in Office 365 is great, but sometimes it gets a little murky who has edited what and when. Fortunately, we have the ability to set up documents to alert authors every time a modification is made. There is a bit of clicking around to find this feature, but in the end it’s worth it to be kept up to date on a collaborative document. Alerts can be set on any Office document. It’s great to be notified each time someone answers a survey you may have sent out. Please note that you can only set an alert on documents you created, not ones that have been shared with you.

Go to your OneDrive
In the lower left hand corner select “Return to classic OneDrive”
Alert 1

Click the gear icon in the upper right hand corner
Select “Show Ribbon”
Alert 2

Select File, then the Alert Me icon that looks like a bell
Alert 3

From here, you will be able to choose your alert preferences, such as frequency of notification and whether you would like to receive an email or an SMS.