Dropbox now lets you edit Office files
April 13, 2015 at 8:33 AM
Edit Office files right from your browser with our new Office Online integration
Thanks to its partnership with Microsoft, Dropbox now lets you edit Office files you have stored in your Dropbox right in your browser via Office Online.
When you view a Microsoft Word, Excel, or Powerpoint document stored in Dropbox, just click the new Open button to open the file in Office Online and perform whatever edits you need. You can also access your Dropbox from within the Office Online interface. Check out the full post for more information.
We’re willing to bet that your Dropbox is home to quite a few Microsoft Office files — and starting today, working with those files is even easier. We’ve released a new integration with Microsoft Office Online, so you can edit any Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files in your Dropbox directly from your web browser.
What does that mean for you? For starters, you don’t need the desktop versions of Microsoft Office — or even your own computer — to update any Office files stored in your Dropbox. Just click the ‘Open’ button when you’re previewing a Dropbox file on the web, and you can edit the file right from your browser via Office Online. Any changes will automatically be saved back to your Dropbox.
You’ll also be able to access your Dropbox directly from Office Online, so you can open any of your Dropbox files — and save new files to Dropbox — without leaving Office Online.
This integration is the latest in our partnership with Microsoft; it joins the other Microsoft integrations we’ve already released for iOS and Android, as well as the Dropbox apps for Windows Phones and tablets. Combined with the new and improved web previews announced last week, we’re aiming to make it even faster and easier to work with your Dropbox files from just your browser, so you can save time and be more productive.
Dropbox for Business customers with an Office 365 license and Dropbox Basic and Pro users can start using this integration today. To learn more about Office Online, check out the Microsoft blog.