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How to edit documents from Dropbox in ONLYOFFICE

You have a Dropbox account and want to edit your documents using ONLYOFFICE? Follow this step-by-step guide to find out how to edit documents stored in your Dropbox from the Documents portal module.

This option is available for Community Edition/Enterprise Edition users only.

Cloud users can skip this section and proceed with Connect your Dropbox account to ONLYOFFICE step.

Creating authorization keys

You will have to setup authorization keys for Dropbox. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Dropbox Developers website.
  2. Click the Create apps button.
  3. Sign in to your account.
  4. Next check the Dropbox API radio button.
  5. Select the following type of access: Full Dropbox - Access to all files and folders in a user's Dropbox.
  6. Name your application.
  7. When creating the first app, you'll also need to check the I agree to Dropbox API Terms and Conditions box.
  8. Click the Create app button.
  9. On your application Settings tab, enter https://service.onlyoffice.com/oauth2.aspx in the Redirect URIs field and click the Add button.
  10. Copy or write down App key and App secret which appear on the Settings page.

Connecting the Dropbox service

  1. First of all go to the Settings section. To do that click the Settings icon icon in the right upper corner.
  2. Switch to the Integration tab.
  3. Open the Third-Party Services page.
  4. Click the sliding button right of the Dropbox logo.
  5. Enter your keys and click the Enable button.

Connect your Dropbox account to ONLYOFFICE

  1. In the left sidebar of the Documents, just below the text Connect, click on the Dropbox icon Dropbox icon.
  2. Login to your Dropbox account.
  3. Allow ONLYOFFICE to connect to your Dropbox account by clicking the button. Your Dropbox documents will be shown in ONLYOFFICE documents as a folder.
  4. Change the folder‘s name, if necessary.
  5. If you want the Dropbox documents to be visible for anyone, click on the Make shared checkbox and put into the Common Documents folder box. If not checked, your Dropbox-account will only be visible to you.
  6. Click Save.

Edit your Dropbox documents

  1. Locate the Dropbox folder and open it.
  2. Browse to the file you want to edit and click it.
    If necessary, a dialog will tell you that the document will be converted to the OpenOffice XML format for faster viewing and editing.
    You can choose to keep the original file as well, by checking the Save the file copy in the original format as well box.
  3. Click Convert.
  4. Click Open when the message appears that your document is successfully converted..

Now you can edit your document (if editable). After editing, you can simply close the document and the changes will be saved.

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