This is the master page for a group of articles that explain how to use NetDocument’s on a Mac.
If you are in Word on a Windows computer and click save, NetDocuments automatically pops open. That works because NetDocuments installs a plugin into Word. It does the same thing with Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. On a Mac, Office does not support 3rd party plugins, so there is no NetDocuments Plugin. Therefore when you hit save in Word, NetDocuments will not open up. This will not change until 3rd party plugins are allowed on in Office for Mac.
Now that we understand that limitation, lets see how we can get around it.
ndOneClick for mac is a program that will allow you to open up existing documents on your mac and save those changes back into NetDocuments. It works in Safari, Chrome, and Firefox. Since we don’t have the ndsave option, we have come up with some other techniques for versioning documents.
There are going to be two approaches here. You can forgo Word 2016 on your Mac and just open up new documents in Word Online. Those will save back to NetDocuments. You can also install ndSync which is DropBox for NetDocuments. You can sync certain NetDocuments Workspaces and folders to your Mac. If you save New Documents into those folders, they will get uploaded into NetDocuments.
If you are using a mac and Gmail, your in luck. NetDocuments has a a Gmail plugin that works in chrome for Mac. If you use the native mail app on a mac, it will let you save emails your computer. So if you install ndsync, you can just save emails to the ndsync folders. You cannot do this in Microsoft Outlook for Mac. You can also forward emails to a folder in NetDocuments, but lets be real, no one ever does this.
I have detailed all of these methods in the following articles: