SharePoint documents can be downloaded as local copies to your computer where you can work on them in a non-collaborative environment.
SharePoint document libraries can also be saved to your computer for offline use. To learn more, read Working with offline documents.
To download documents from SharePoint:
Follow one of these methods:
- Drag one or more documents from the sidebar to the Windows Desktop or an open location in Windows Explorer.
- Right-click a document, or a list item attachment, and select Save As to display the Save As dialog in which you select a location on your computer to save the document to.
- Right-click a document and select Copy > Document from the context menu. Next Paste the document to a location on your computer.