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Add Dropbox to Microsoft Office Save-to Options

While scrolling through Twitter, I saw a tweet about how to add Dropbox to your list of ‘save-to’ places when using Microsoft Office 2013. I do use Dropbox some. I set up an account before SkyDrive/OneDrive and it’s been pretty useful.

Sometimes it’s helpful to learn visually, so I made a short video on how to do this. First, a couple of things to prepare your computer:

  1. Make sure you have Dropbox installed on your computer (and each identity on your computer).
  2. You’ll need to be signed into a Microsoft Account from within any Office application (I’m using Word in the video).
Add Dropbox to Microsoft Office Save-to Options

Here’s the path for the tiny Dropbox download.  https://dl.dropbox.com/u/46565/dropbox_service_add.bat You may get a warning that the file could be harmful, just click to bypass this.

Then you’ll need to get your Dropbox url to paste within the dialog box – for example, mine is C:\Users\Lynn\Dropbox. I show you how to find this in the video.

After this is completed, you should be able to go back to your document and click on the “Add a Place” and see that Dropbox is now one of your choices. When I recorded the video, evidently Dropbox was having server issues and it did not save this particular document. I’m not sure how well the service is working since I usually save my documents to either OneDrive for Business or OneDrive.

Save to Dropbox

If you’re a big Dropbox and Microsoft Office user, you might want to give this a try. Let me know your experience in the comments. Thanks.

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