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I've accidentally chosen Microsoft Word as the default application to edit docs. Can I change that?

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Why when I open dropbox does is say I need office 365 to edit although my Samsung is smaller than10.2. The problem may be the first time I opened dropbox on my tablet I mistakenly said to use word always. If so I don't know how to cancel that and make mobile word my default.  Thanks


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Re: Office 365

Hey @allang, you should be able to open and edit Microsoft Office files directly from the Dropbox mobile app. As long as a file is saved in Dropbox, you can open it from the Dropbox app directly into the Microsoft Office app. 
If you’ve installed more than one apps to edit documents, then you can select which one you’d like to use by clicking on the sandwich icon (should be the three vertical dots on the top-right hand corner, as you’re viewing the file preview) & clicking on the “Open with” option.
From there, just so as to ensure I haven't missed anything along the way, I’d appreciate a step-by-step description of the steps you’re following. Furthermore, any visual aid you could include on this message would also be helpful (omitting personal info), so as to better determine what's happening. Thanks in advance for the time you devote to gather this info for me! 


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I've accidentally chosen Microsoft Word as the default application to edit docs. Can I change that?
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