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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.

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 also Service Pack 1, which is a separate file. After that, Peter shows how to open a SharePoint site in SharePoint Designer 2013. 

Install SharePoint Designer 2013

  1. Open your Office 365 account page.
  2. Click on 'Install status' and then on 'Install desktop applications'.
  3. Open Tools & add-ins.
  4. Under SharePoint Designer 2013, click on 'Download and install'.
  5. Select language if you want another language than the default one.
  6. Click on the 'Download' button.
  7. Select the 32- or 64-bit version, depending on your Office version.
  8. Click on 'Next'.
  9. Run the file.

Install SharePoint Designer 2013 Service Pack 1

  1. In Tools & add-ins, under SharePoint Designer 2013, click on 'Install SharePoint Designer 2013 SP1'.
  2. Select language if necessary and click on the 'Download' button.
  3. 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.

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