Dropbox and Numbers

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    Hi,
    When i open an excell file from Dropbox into Numbers and make some changes, how can i set it up so Dropbox would update these changes and sync to my windows7 pc.

    The problem is not syncing with pc, but updating my changes to Dropbox

    Thanks for any help
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    We had moved your thread to the iPad apps area, we understand that it will get better attention on this area.
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    There is no direct way of doing it.

    If you are willing to pay a small monthly fee, DropDAV will let you connect to your DropBox account using the WebDAV import/export options in Numbers.

    sendtodropbox.com will give you an email address that will deposit email attachments in a folder on DropBox. You have to move them manually after they arrive, which can take a while depending on the sendtodropbox server's load.

    You can email them to yourself, then use the Open In... feature in Mail to copy them to the DropBox app. It will take you to the upload screen/options automatically.

    In some cases you will be creating a new file, not replacing/syncing with the old one. In others you may have the option to replace the old file. There is no way to automatically sync the file at this time.

    Or you can wait for iOS 5 and iCloud to see how it works there.

    Thats all I've got.
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    Thanks Twerppoet, at least I don't have to waist my time figuring it out.
    I'll hope it will work with Icloud
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    No problem. We're all waiting to see what iOS 5 brings. And just like Christmas it keeps getting harder to be patient. :)
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    You can send your file from Numbers to box.net via webdav (free).

    Then download the file from box.net to your Windows computer.
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    I didn't know box.net had WebDAV. Thanks for the tip.
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    Mikel, don't forget about Dropdav. It works fairly well for small files for those of us in school. ;)
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    DropDAV is great, but no longer free. It is not a lot of money, but I have other choices (old MobileMe user), so I stopped using it when they started charging.
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    I'm using docs to go premium now with dropbox and it works
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    Ah, but the subject was how to make it work with Numbers.

    Documents to Go is a nice enough application, and if I really needed the few other features, and better DropBox integration, I'd probably get it; but the iWorks applications do what I want, and do it very well (for mobile apps). Being an iMac owner with the OSX versions of iWorks also makes it worth sticking with what I've got. :)

    BTW, Box.net is looking like the better cloud storage/sharing solution for iWorks. It has WebDav service, but loses the local file syncing on the computer (for the free account); so not perfect, but better (imo) than Dropbox for these apps.

    And it's not like it's an either or choice. You can have both. :D
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2011

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