Add Dropbox to Office Online

To use a Dropbox account with Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Online, add it to your places list. Once it’s there you can quickly open, create, edit, and save files back to Dropbox. And you can still use a OneDrive account as well.

  1. From, open Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Online.

  2. Under Open from OneDrive, click Add a place.

  3. Click Dropbox. You'll see Open from Dropbox appear in your places list.

    Image showing Dropbox and OneDrive in the places section of the Word Online workspace

Tips for using Dropbox with Office Online

  • Whenever you select Open from Dropbox to open a file from your Dropbox account, the file will be saved to Dropbox.

  • To create a new file in Dropbox once you’ve added Dropbox to your places list, choose New in Dropbox. (Dropbox will already be selected if it’s the last place you used.)

    Image showing Dropbox added to the places where you can create new files in Office Online
  • To quickly open Dropbox files you’ve recently worked on, select them in your Recent list.

  • To edit files in a Dropbox for Business account using Office Online, you need an Office 365 account that includes Office applications (the desktop versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). If you’re not already signed into your Office 365 account, you’ll be prompted to sign in before you use your files.

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