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Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Explorer | Level 3

How do I add Microsoft Office Online to my connected apps to dropbox so that I can open dropbox files with Microsoft Office Online? Do I need a business account do access this feature?

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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Super User II
Super User II

Make sure that the documents you're trying to open in Word online are in .docx format. The older .doc format is not supported by Microsoft's Online apps. The same holds true for Excel and PowerPoint.

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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Experienced Collaborator | Level 13

This is available to all accounts. Here are some quick steps:

  • Go ahead and make sure you are logged into your Office 365 account. 
  • Go to dropbox.com and click to open a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document.
  • In the top-right, click Open With, and then click the appropriate Office app.

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  • You will then be prompted to Allow the connection.

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You are now connect. You can then go into Settings > Connected apps to verify. 

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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Explorer | Level 3

Hello Gregoc,

Thank you for replying! The problem is that no Microsoft Office Online apps appear as options when I click "Open with" even when I am logged into my Dropbox account and Office 365 Account. My options are:

Send for signature

Adobe Sign

DocuSign

Hello Sign

Send Fax

HelloFax

Download

Download

Nowhere does it say

Edit

Microsoft Word Online (or other app)

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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Experienced Collaborator | Level 13
What happens when you click “Microsoft Word Online” under Edit?
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Explorer | Level 3

When I click "Open with" for a Word doc in dropbox, there is no "Edit" section and no “Microsoft Word Online” option. 

 

However, I just discovered that I can go to an Excel file in dropbox and "Open with" "Microsoft Excel Online"!

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Experienced Collaborator | Level 13
I guess I misunderstood the list you sent, that is why I asked my previous question.

Now that Excel is working, do you have that option with Word?
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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Explorer | Level 3

No, that's the strange thing. I don't have that option with Word even now that Excel is working.

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Experienced Collaborator | Level 13
Have you tried different Word docs to make sure it isn’t that one doc?
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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Explorer | Level 3

I have not, but was wondering the same thing. I'll try that next, thanks!

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Re: Adding Microsoft Office Online to Connected Apps

Super User II
Super User II

Make sure that the documents you're trying to open in Word online are in .docx format. The older .doc format is not supported by Microsoft's Online apps. The same holds true for Excel and PowerPoint.

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