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Open online fils on iOS in 3rd party apps

Open online fils on iOS in 3rd party apps

Dmitry3
Explorer | Level 4

Hi,
is there anyway to have such functionality? I found the following inquiry in your forum marked as solved but as I see it’s not the case:::
I have a Dropbox account. I can make certain folders accessible offline on my IPad.

However, once offline, I cannot work on them using the respective Excel, PowerPoint etc.. app.

I have to « copy » it onto the app and then save on my iPad. The result means that i have 2 different files and I have to manually upload the new one to Dropbox once i am online.

Can the Dropbox app work more like the files app. I.e. once a file is offline, you can open it in other app to edit (without having to export it as a new version), once closed, it will save directly as the same updated files in iCloud Drive and upload once connected to the internet.

Kind regards,

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Re: Open online fils on iOS in 3rd party apps

Celeste
Dropboxer

Hi @Dmitry3, welcome to the Dropbox Community! 

On iOS devices, in order to be able to edit a file offline you need to have opened the most recent version of the file in the Office app before going offline.

Unfortunately editing offline files that have not been accessed online in Office previously is not supported currently. You can read more about editing offline here

Make sure you have the latest version of the mobile app, too, so that it has all of the latest updates. 

Let me know if this helps - thanks!

 


Celeste
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Re: Open online fils on iOS in 3rd party apps

Celeste
Dropboxer

Hi @Dmitry3, welcome to the Dropbox Community! 

On iOS devices, in order to be able to edit a file offline you need to have opened the most recent version of the file in the Office app before going offline.

Unfortunately editing offline files that have not been accessed online in Office previously is not supported currently. You can read more about editing offline here

Make sure you have the latest version of the mobile app, too, so that it has all of the latest updates. 

Let me know if this helps - thanks!

 


Celeste
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Re: Open online fils on iOS in 3rd party apps

Dmitry3
Explorer | Level 4

Hi @Celeste Thank you for your reply. I hope to see such functionality in later releases 

Re: Open online fils on iOS in 3rd party apps

Celeste
Dropboxer

You are very welcome @Dmitry3; I am happy to have been able to help!

If you need anything else do let me know. 

In the meantime, have a great rest of your week ahead!

 


Celeste
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