I just signed up for a windows live account and according to microsoft: http://windowslivehelp.com/solution.aspx?solutionid=1a5ba36b-f9ea-412b-bc44-bd5bfada3084

I should have access to their office web apps eventhough i dont have office 2010 installed in my machine.

Strangely I cant create office documents using my windows live account.

Is there any specific settings in my profile to enable this feature ?

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In some regions, Office Web Apps is not enabled, but you still can enable it if you go to http://office.live.com/?docsf=1. It could not be in your language tough.

  • Thanks this is actually what happened in my account =) I use a different country in my use profile as a work around Dec 20, 2010 at 2:24
  1. Go to your SkyDrive account (skydrive.live.com)
  2. Click the "New" item on the upper-left corner
  3. Select the type of document you want to create (see image)
  4. Alternatively, upload an existing Office 2007/2010 document, select it and choose "Edit in browser"

In both cases, the document will open in an online Office app.

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