Specifically, making a file available offline:
- Adds the file to your Offline view for easy access (like a bookmark)
- Saves the file to your Android device for offline viewing within Dropbox
- Attempts to keep the file as up-to-date as possible and gives you the option to update the file manually
- Ensures that any changes you make to the file while offline will be synced to your Dropbox account once you have a connection again
Now there is a workaround - you can export files that are 'available offline' and edit them, but you can't do so whilst keeping them in the dropbox folder, so you have to then share them to dropbox when you have a connection. This really shouldn't be neccesary, especially as the Dropbox page above implies that you can.
@Jay how do we make those changes to files that are then synced when we have a connection?