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I have the same problem. The suggested "solution" doesn't work. The "open with" option doesn't appear.
If I go to Manage default apps in Settings and remove, say, Word to open .docx files, the next time I go to dropbox to open a .docx file, the dialog box does not include the Open With opton. Instead, I have to open the document in the dropbox viewer. I can use the icon in the lower right corner of the screen to give me the option to select Word, which then launches the "just once/always" dialog. If I select Always, the selection has no effect the next time I want to open a .docx file. I still have to use the lower right corner icon to open in Word. And if I go into Settings>Manage Default applications, Word will be shown as the default. However, dropbox doesn't honor that default.
This is a new problem. Open With used to work and set the default application. There was no need to go through the viewer first to get to what you want to be the default.
This topic should not be shown as "solved." The problem is unremedied. The clunky word-around is just that: clunky.
And it's not the way that Open With worked, and allowed the default application to be set and honored, for years.
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I have the same issue. Its a pain to use the workaround and it doesnt work properly, im using an HTC 10.
I use a couple of excel worksheets, i have to open them with the standard dropbox method then use the bottom right open with icon (basically opening my document twice) I then have to go back and close the default method that dropbox used to open my document otherwise I cant edit my document with my default app. Also recent documents I open do not stay in the "recents" list now, I have to star them....
lets just keep the replies here where everyone can see them and be updated rather than filling in seperate help requests for the same problem.
same problem here since updating Dropbox on my android tablet to the latest stable verdion, never installed a beta version, "open with" is gone and is totally unusable now, updating the app is expected to make it more usuable not to remove essential functionalities from it. why this thread is marked as solved ?
While we figure out why the option went away, you should be still be able to Open With from the document Preview.
1) Tap/click on the PDF that you want to open with. (You should see a preview of the first page).
2) On the bottom you should see the Open With button that looks like this below:
Please, please guys, revert back this last awful change.
It used to be the coolest thing to open pdf documents with my favourite external app (xodo), edit, underline, highlight and then save the document automatically to dropbox to continue studying when in my computer but this new idea of having to export first, edit and then upload is as cool as that moron who uses a big mug and is the head of the FCC.
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