Edit documents

Attention. Yandex.Mail for Domain users who registered after October 10, 2016 and Yandex.Disk for Business users can't edit documents. You can't enable the document editor in Yandex.Mail for Domain and Yandex.Disk for Business.

You can create and edit documents, tables, and presentations directly on Yandex.Disk.

The following file formats are supported:

  • Documents: DOCX/DOC, ODT, DOCM
  • Presentations: PPTX/PPT, ODP, PPSX
Attention. If you open a document in an old format (DOC, XLS, PPT) in the editor, Yandex.Disk automatically creates a copy in a new format (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX). Only the copy is edited. The source document remains unchanged.
  1. Creating a document
  2. Using the editor
  3. Co-authoring documents
  4. Editing a document with a public link

Creating a document

To create a new document, table, or presentation, click the Create button on the left panel and choose the file type. You can also create documents using the context menu.

Using the editor

To open a document in the editor, select it in the list of files and click Edit in the upper panel or in the context menu.

All changes are saved automatically. To close the document and return to the Yandex.Disk folder, close the editor tab.

You can rename the file, download it, or send it to print. To see additional file management options, open the File menu.

If you have a question about the editor, type it in the Tell me what you want to do box:

The document editor is provided by Microsoft.

Co-authoring documents

You can edit a document in collaboration with other users:

  1. Create a shared folder and grant full access to the users that you want to edit the document with.
  2. Create a new document in this folder, or put a copy of an existing document there.

This way, all the users that have access to the document can edit it. Changes are saved automatically. In the upper right corner of the screen you can see who is currently editing the document along with you.

To view the list of users with editing rights for the document:
  1. Go to the Shared access → Shared access tab.
  2. Choose the folder where the document is located.
  3. In the upper panel, click the icon.
  4. In the list, choose the Access settings entry.

To prevent a user from editing a document, change their access rights to Read only or deny them access to that folder.

Editing a document with a public link

If someone shares a document with you using a public link, you can edit it:

  1. Hover over the document thumbnail and click the Browse button that appears.
  2. Press the Edit button on the top panel.
Note. You will edit a copy of the original document. When you click the Edit button, Yandex.Disk creates a document copy in the Downloads folder and opens it in the editor.