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Ios App work on offline files (excel, word, PowerPoint, pdf)

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I have a Dropbox Business 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: Ios App work on offline files (excel, word, PowerPoint, pdf)


Hey there John - thanks for your feedback about our mobile application and editing files while using it.

We are always looking for user input when creating the next version of our mobile app so I 'll make sure your comments are passed along to our development team.

If there's anything else I can do to help in the meantime, please let me know!


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