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Can I edit InDesign files from the Dropbox site directly?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Can I work off FREE dropbox instead of using my hard disk? I want to work on Indesign files but direct fro Dropbox - so it is all backed up!

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Re: Working off dropbox

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

Hi @RichardC04, thanks for posting on the Community!

Currently it isn’t possible to edit InDesign files directly from the Dropbox site, since the app itself needs the files to be located on the computer, as far as I know.

There may be some other solution from Adobe regarding this matter, so it might be best to check with them directly!


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New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi Jay

 

I can on my work dropbox - is that because it's Dropbox Business and not the basic dropbox?

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Super User II
Super User II

Even on a Business Dropbox you can't edit on such files directly on the website. If you open an InDesign file from the website, you're downloading it to your computer and then opening it. You then need to upload the file back to Dropbox using the website. This is the same regardless of your account level.

However, if you mean that you're opening the files from within the Dropbox folder on your computer, then you're actually opening the files from your local drive. Anything that you see in the Dropbox folder on your computer is ON your computer. You're not accessing a virtual folder where the content only lives online. The files are on your local hard drive and you can open, edit and save them the same way you would a file in any other folder on your computer.

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

@Rich is correct, @RichardC04. Since it isn't possible to edit those files from the site, you most likely were editing them from your machine, so the files were in fact local.


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