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Document won't open in Excel

Document won't open in Excel

rdt17
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Hi,  I have Excel 2019 installed on my Mac, and I work locally on my Excel and Word files.  

 

When I try and open a file directly from the Dropbox Web, the file is opened using Excel web, which is really just a viewer.  Is there a way I can associate the files to open with the excel installed on my PC.

 

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rdt17
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Thanks Hannah, I do have the app on my PC, and that is how I have been working so far. 

Thanks for the explanation 

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Jay
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Hi @rdt17, thanks for messaging the Community.

 

When you open an Excel xlsx doc on the site, when options do you click the 'Open' button?

 

A screenshot of this would help!


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rdt17
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Hi Jay,

 

I only have the Excel for web option

rdt17
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Here is the screen shot, I left it off the reply,

 

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Hannah
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Sorry to jump in here, @rdt17!

 

Do you have the Dropbox application installed on your computer? 

 

You'll need that, so that your Dropbox files can sync to your computer and then you'll be able to open them through the local Excel app.

 

If you have it and you still can't see the option to open the files locally, try from the 'all files' page instead and let me know if you see the option there.


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rdt17
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Thanks Hannah, I do have the app on my PC, and that is how I have been working so far. 

Thanks for the explanation 

Hannah
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No worries! If you have any more questions, feel free to let me know.

 

Have a great day!


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