Embed Microsoft 365 documents directly into your freehand. This feature allows you to add a preview of Microsoft 365 documents to the freehand canvas so that your team can review them and provide feedback, saving you and your team the time spent referencing documents across multiple browser tabs.
Currently, the Microsoft 365 add-on only supports documents from SharePoint.
You can add the following Microsoft 365 documents to Freehand:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Visio
- Microsoft Forms
Embedding Microsoft 365 documents in Freehand
To embed a Microsoft 365 document into a freehand:
- Copy the URL from the Microsoft 365 document you want to embed in SharePoint.
To ensure that all users can preview the document in Freehand, make sure to use the option “Copy link” described here.
- Open your freehand.
- On the bottom toolbar, click the More tools menu icon (•••) and select Microsoft 365.
- Paste the URL, and click Embed.
- Resize the embedded document, if desired.
Interacting with Microsoft 365 documents in Freehand
If you embed a Powerpoint presentation, you can view it by hovering over the frame and clicking View presentation.
You can copy text from an embedded Microsoft 365 document and paste it in the freehand canvas. To edit the document, you’ll need to access the original document in SharePoint by clicking the Expand icon in the bottom right corner of the frame.
If you update the original Microsoft 365 document, you need to refresh the freehand to view the changes reflected in the embedded document.
If you don’t have access to the original document in Sharepoint —this normally happens when a document is shared where you likely don’t need the ability to edit the original—, you can still upload the document to freehand by following the steps in this article: Uploading a file to Freehand.
You can also embed Microsoft 365 documents in Freehand using the Embed tool.