cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements
Back again with another edition of 'How we use Dropbox', so find out how Emma uses to-do lists to get it all done here!

Dropbox installs & integrations

Connect your tools and content together with help from the Dropbox Community. Join a discussion or post a question of your own to get started.

cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

Suzanne P.13
New member | Level 1
 
5 Replies 5

Re: When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

Mark
Super User II

Dropbox does not alter file formats or file setups. 

What can happen though is that differing versions on different machines cause issues OR the web version of office opens it. 

If you download it to a machine with the same version of office on (and same fonts etc.) all will be fine


 


:penguin::penguin: - :penguin: - :penguin: - :penguin:


Heart Did this post help you? If so please mark it for some Kudos below. 


:white_check_mark: Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.


:arrows_counterclockwise: Did this post not resolve your issue? If so please give us some more information so we can try and help - please remember we cannot see over your shoulder so be as descriptive as possible! 


 

Re: When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

Suzanne P.13
New member | Level 1

Actually, I do have the same version of PowerPoint on both computers and the same operating system and I'm still having this problem.

 

Re: When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

Mark
Super User II

Its something specific to your machine set up then I'm afraid Suzanne. 

Dropbox cannot alter files (it doesn't know how to!). It simply syncs exactly the same as a USB pen would do it.


 


:penguin::penguin: - :penguin: - :penguin: - :penguin:


Heart Did this post help you? If so please mark it for some Kudos below. 


:white_check_mark: Did this post fix your issue/answer your question? If so please press the 'Accept as Solution' button to help others find it.


:arrows_counterclockwise: Did this post not resolve your issue? If so please give us some more information so we can try and help - please remember we cannot see over your shoulder so be as descriptive as possible! 


 

Re: When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

Trulite_Safety
New member | Level 1

I am uploading PPT files.  When I look at them in Drop Box, they are PDF's.  I am trying to get a co-worker to download the file.  But, its no use if all he can see is the PDF.  What am I doing wrong?

Re: When I open a PowerPoint file from my Dropbox, the formatting is messed up. Is there a way to avoid this without saving the PPT as a PDF?

Rich
Super User II

What he's seeing is just the file preview. Have him click the blue Download button in the top right corner of the page. It will download the original PPT file. If he uses the browser's save functionality all he will be saving is the PDF preview.

Poll
We love to learn from the educators who use Dropbox. Whether you teach kids, teens, adults or a combination of all three, we want to know what apps and integrations you use with Dropbox to help with teaching. Which of the ones below is your favorite, or most used tool?
Who's talking

Top contributors to this post

  • User avatar
    Rich Super User II
  • User avatar
    Trulite_Safety New member | Level 1
  • User avatar
    Mark Super User II
  • User avatar
    Suzanne P.13 New member | Level 1
What do Dropbox user levels mean?
Need more support?