Dropbox's integration with Office is complete, you can now edit docs on the fly

The Dropbox team have announced a handy new feature inside their official apps for the iPhone and iPad. With Microsoft Office documents open for viewing, it's now possible to hit the edit button to launch the installed Office suite for a more feature-rich editing experience. Once all changes have been saved everything is automatically saved to the cloud, thanks to both parties working on support bridges between the two services.

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The new Office integration is perfect for those who rely on Dropbox storage, but require tools available in Microsoft's suite of productivity apps. It's worth noting that, according to the Dropbox support section, attempting to edit files within a Dropbox for Business account requires one of the following Office 365 accounts: Business, Business Premium, ProPlus, E3, or E4.

Source: Dropbox

Rich Edmonds
  • I'm not sure the integration is all that functional for editing. I have Office 2011, plus a 365 subscription and I cannot edit any Word documents from Dropbox, it will not recognize my MS Account. So I can open the documents, but still no editing.
  • Did you install the new Office apps? It's no longer the single Office app on iPhone, but Word, Excel and PowerPoint as individual apps.
  • Yes and its the same on an iPhone (6 plus) and an iPad (Air). My MS Account email and password are not recognized.
  • This is pointless if you also have to have the relevant Office apps installed...