It is quite a relief to see the Cloud integration feature rolled out in Microsoft Office. Cloud support is integral to all Microsoft office apps but apart from OneDrive, there’s little support for other competing cloud services like Dropbox. This has fortunately changed. You can now add Dropbox to Office. It requires no modifications in registry settings – just a little bit of effort followed by some relatively easy steps.
Add Dropbox as a Place in Office
You can add Dropbox as a Place through your Dropbox preferences but firstly, you must have the Dropbox app installed on your PC. Then, you can add the Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office. Follow these steps.
- Sign in to your Dropbox account.
- Choose a location for your Dropbox folder.
- Click the Dropbox icon in the System Tray.
- Select Settings.
- Choose Preferences.
- Enable the Show Dropbox as a save location in the Microsoft Office option.
Read the above steps in a bit more detail below!
Sign in to your Dropbox account. If you do not have an account with Dropbox, create one. You can even use your Microsoft account. Google account or Apple account to sign in. A small Dropbox icon will be added to the System Tray.
Next, select a suitable location for your Dropbox folder.
When done, click the System Tray icon and choose the Settings menu.
Then, from the list of options displayed, select Preferences.
Switch to the General tab and look for the Microsoft Office add-in section.
When seen, check the box marked against Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office option to enable it.
Now, simply restart any Office app that you have open.
Kindly note – if you see a description bearing the following message – This option has been disabled by your team admin then kindly contact your Admin to enable this feature for you.
That’s all there is to it!