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Why can I only open an excel file on web from Dropbox.com?

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Why can I only open an excel file on web from Dropbox.com?

Helpful | Level 6

Hello

When I try to open an excel file from Dropbox.com, why do I see only "Excel for web"? Why not see "Open in Excel" so that I can open the file locally?

 

Thank you.

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Re: Why can I only open an excel file on web from Dropbox.com?

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@jazzmeg wrote:

When I try to open an excel file from Dropbox.com, why do I see only "Excel for web"? Why not see "Open in Excel" so that I can open the file locally?


Is the file in the Dropbox folder on your computer, and syncing through the Dropbox app? The Open in Excel option is only available for files that exist in the Dropbox folder on your local drive.

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Re: Why can I only open an excel file on web from Dropbox.com?

Super User II

@jazzmeg wrote:

When I try to open an excel file from Dropbox.com, why do I see only "Excel for web"? Why not see "Open in Excel" so that I can open the file locally?


Is the file in the Dropbox folder on your computer, and syncing through the Dropbox app? The Open in Excel option is only available for files that exist in the Dropbox folder on your local drive.

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Re: Why can I only open an excel file on web from Dropbox.com?

Helpful | Level 6

Thank you!

 

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