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I'm not able to edit files in the app on my iPad. Any ideas?

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I'm not able to edit files in the app on my iPad. Any ideas?

Explorer | Level 4

I am collecting information into Dropbox files re ancestry.  I am not sharing.  I have Dropbox app on my iPad.  I go into a file I have already recorded information I cannot add or change text.This defeats the object of the exercise

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You're in luck @Dinks, text files are actually the only type of file that the Dropbox app has a built in editor for!

 

When you open the file on your iPad, you should see an icon towards the bottom of the preview that looks like an "I". If you click on this, you can edit the text file from there.

 

If you're having trouble seeing this, please send me a screenshot of what you see when the file is open in the Dropbox app (excluding any personal info).

 

Just to note, with any other file type like Word docs or PDFs, you would need the appropriate app installed on your device. You'd see an "Open" icon at the bottom of the file preview, or you could export the file to the app you need to edit the file.

 

Keep me posted!


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Hi there @Dinks, I hope you're well today!

 

You wouldn't be able to edit files directly within the Dropbox app on your iPad, you'll need to have the appropriate app installed to be able to make edits.

 

Can you let me know what file type these files are? Eg. .docx or .xlsx

 

Let me know - thanks!


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Explorer | Level 4

Good evening Daphne

Thank you for coming to my aid!  I do have the Dropbox app downloaded on my iPad and always access it that way.  I don't know what else I should have downloaded.  The files I have are txt.  I think I'm a slow learner!!  

I look forward to your response.  
Dinks

 

 

 

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Re: Editing

Dropboxer
Dropboxer

You're in luck @Dinks, text files are actually the only type of file that the Dropbox app has a built in editor for!

 

When you open the file on your iPad, you should see an icon towards the bottom of the preview that looks like an "I". If you click on this, you can edit the text file from there.

 

If you're having trouble seeing this, please send me a screenshot of what you see when the file is open in the Dropbox app (excluding any personal info).

 

Just to note, with any other file type like Word docs or PDFs, you would need the appropriate app installed on your device. You'd see an "Open" icon at the bottom of the file preview, or you could export the file to the app you need to edit the file.

 

Keep me posted!


Daphne
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Explorer | Level 4

I'm ever hopeful.  I will check it out and get back to you.  Dinks

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Explorer | Level 4

Thank you so much Daphne.  I hadn't noticed the "I" symbol before. I added some comments to a file with no problem.  Such a relief.  Access to your advice was simple with an email to alert me.  Stay safe!  Dinks

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Dropboxer
Dropboxer

I'm glad to hear that works well for you @Dinks!

 

If there's anything else that I can help with, please feel free to give me another nudge here. 😁

 

Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead Dinks!


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Explorer | Level 3

yes use the application called, its not thr regular stuff, its worldwide and called kdan; PDF Reader Pro-Expert.

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