Adding Files to Office Web Apps and Setting Privileges
Though our focus is on using Office Web Apps without the need of MS Office, if you wish to upload documents, you can do so by using the Add Files option.
When you click on the Add Files link as shown in the above screenshot, you get a list of existing folders and a New Folder. When you click on the New Folder, you get a page asking for the name of the new folder and sharing privileges. The default option is Everyone. To change privileges, click on Change. You can set the share privileges for groups or for individuals. The image below shows how you can move the slider to select the groups. To select individuals, type their email IDs in the text box at the bottom or click on Select from Contact List. As explained in the previous page, you cannot change the privileges for Everyone and Friends of Friends group. They are set to View Only.
Once you click on Next, you get a page for uploading files. You can either drag and drop the files to designated area or click on Select Documents. Clicking on the Select Documents will open the Open File dialog. Use CTRL key to select and upload more than one file.
After the files are uploaded, you get a page with several options that enable adding, editing, and deleting files. If the primary aim of creating the new folder is to share files with others, you need to notify them. Click on the triangle next to Share link to send the link of the folder to people with whom, you wish to share the folder.
Note that the links on the tops of list of files apply to the entire folder. If you select Delete under More, the entire folder is deleted.