I have for ages had the practice of going outdoors and editing word documents stored in dropbox on my phone or tablet with Microsoft Word app
This has always worked like a dream, any changes would be automatically saved with no error messages and synced to all devices.
Now I am getting error messages about "changes made by other user, your file can't be saved" or "can't upload file" sometimes AFTER I've done a stack of work in that file, so all those edits are lost. Or the file will open "read only" !
It seems I have to save a new version with a new name every time I open a file on my phone before I can be sure it will do edits without some drama or other.
Dropbox folder on my computer is working perfectly.
This is driving me insane as I do this work every day, and had no issue til now.
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As Sanchez mentioned, as the problems are occurring from within the Microsoft applications this sounds like an issue on their side. We'd still like to help get this one resolved, so to try and fix sync issues I'm going to ask those affected to try unlinking and relinking their Dropbox account from the Microsoft Office mobile app:
To unlink a Dropbox account from an Office Mobile app:
To re-link a Dropbox account to an Office Mobile app:
Let me know if this helps to resolve any issues with syncing files to Dropbox from within the Microsoft Office app!
I am using word on an iPad to edit and create word documents, but shortly after I start working on them i get the error message on the word app that says “cant upload, something is wrong...” sometimes the error message says something to the effect of the file being open somewhere else and cant save.. Please help!!
Whenever I work on Microsoft word files offline then re-connect to the internet I get an ‘upload failed’ error message in Microsoft Word for IPad Pro. I usually have to save a new copy to get it to sync to Dropbox and then half the time it won’t save changes in the new copy and I’ll have to create another one. Any help on this would be awesome.
Thanks for the response. As far as I can tell I have the latest version of everything and I’m still having the same issue, word isn’t syncing any changes that I make while not connected to the internet.
Since the OP is not replying, I will.. Same exact issue. I don’t know how to post screenshots here, so I’ll just say it is a banner that appears at the top of the document but below the toolbar, and there is an X to dismiss it. Sometimes it clears up on its own, but it is becoming more frequent and taking longer to resolve. The only solution is to save with a different file name, thus creating a whole new document, which is quite inconvenient and confusing, as I’m dealing with a novel manuscript, and can’t afford to mix up versions and lose hours of edits over this.
I use both an iPad mini 3 and an iPhone 7, both usin the very latest iOS, 11.2.5. I have version 80.3.2 of Dropbox, although this has been going on for several sessions, now. I’ve tried signing out and back in to both Word and Dropbox, as well as unlinking and delinking the accounts, and I’ve cleared the cache, which is an option in Dropbox. I stopped short of uninstalling either program, as I currently have a nu,ber of documents in the “unable to sync” mode, meaning I would be deleting them permanently.
Yes this is a document that's been previously downloaded from dropbox when I was online. Re-adding dropbox to word doesn't seem to make a difference.
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