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How can I have my Excel update for everyone?

How can I have my Excel update for everyone?

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Until now I have simply used Dropbox for file storage.  However I am now part of an organisation that has a folder in my db that they update from time to time.  One of these updates is an Excel template with a further file of info to be indexed in Excel.


I have been downloading the Excel file to my PC (my download folder).  The download folder does not update in Dropbox as I gradually complete the spreadsheet.  When it is completed I email it as an attachment to the organisation.


Sorry if this is convoluted but what I would like to do is update the Excel file automatically to dp from my PC.  Presumably when completed I can move the file in dp to my organisation dp folder.  Help appreciated.


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Re: Excel


Hey there @rogtut, thanks for reaching out to us. 


When you manually download from the website, you save a copy of the file.


This means that any changes you make are only going to be reflected for you on that newly-created file. 


For other members of the shared folder to be able to see your edits, you can do one of the following:

  • If possible, edit the file directly via the website. 
  • Install the desktop app and edit the file locally on your computer.

You can find more information about the desktop app in this article, and more on syncing in this one


Let me know if you have any other questions, cheers!

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