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Install SharePoint Designer 2013

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconSharePoint power users need to have SharePoint Designer installed. The 2013 version is essential to create workflows and import folders and files, but in some cases also the 2010 version is useful.

In the demo below Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer of kalmstrom.com Business Solutions, explains how to find and install SharePoint Designer 2013 and 2010 and how to open a SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer 2013. 

Install SharePoint Designer 2013

  1. Office 365 settingsOpen the Office 365 settings.
  2. Open the Software section.

  3. Open Tools & add-ins to find SharePoint Designer 2013.

  4. Select language if you want another language than the default one.

  5. Select the 64-bit version under Advanced if needed.

  6. Click on Install.

  7. Run the file.

Open a site in SharePoint Designer 2013

  1. In SharePoint Designer, click on Open Site.

  2. Paste or write in the URL to the site you want to open. Note that only the first part of the URL you see when you open the site should be entered.

  3. Click on Open.

In the next demo we will describe how you can create a list in SharePoint Designer 2013.

For some tasks it is better to use SharePoint Designer 2010. You can open a SharePoint Online site in SharePoint Designer 2010 too, but only under special conditions.

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