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Editing google docs saved in dropbox from my iPhone app

Editing google docs saved in dropbox from my iPhone app

takasa
Explorer | Level 4

Is there a way to edit my google doc saved in dropbox from my iPhone's dropbox app? I have many google docs saved in dropbox. I review them from my iPhone app, but I would also like to edit them.

Thank you,

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Re: Editing google docs saved in dropbox from my iPhone app

Daphne
Dropboxer

Hi @takasa, thanks for reaching out to us here!

While you can't edit the files directly within the Dropbox app, you can open the files within another app and edit them there and save the changes back to Dropbox.

To open the file for editing, you can export it to another app.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!


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Re: Editing google docs saved in dropbox from my iPhone app

TruNorth
Helpful | Level 5

@Daphne wrote:

Hi @takasa, thanks for reaching out to us here!

While you can't edit the files directly within the Dropbox app, you can open the files within another app and edit them there and save the changes back to Dropbox.

To open the file for editing, you can export it to another app.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions!


@Daphne I don't see an option for exporting Google docs, sheets, or slides from the Dropbox mobile app. I have these applications on my iPhone as well. I like the fact I can use Google docs inside Dropbox but it needs to work on mobile too. If this functionality doesn't exist it is not very useful. 

Re: Editing google docs saved in dropbox from my iPhone app

Daphne
Dropboxer

Thanks for getting back to me @TruNorth!

I've just double checked this and indeed there isn't an export option, apologies for the incorrect info there. :disappointed_relieved:

Through the mobile app you can only preview your Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. To edit them, you will need to use the web version of Dropbox on your mobile.

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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