Dropbox query

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by corvid22, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. corvid22

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    Hi Forum,

    I am a total newbie to this forum and my shiny new ipad. I use dropbox and although I can open and work on dropbox files on my ipad, it will not let me save them in dropbox. The only save option is to the ipad, which defeats the object of dropbox. Any advice on how to get around this. I have done a quick search on the forum and cannot see that this issue has been dealt with anywhere. Thanks. Corvid
     
  2. s2mikey

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    Isn't dropbox used more as a syncing tool? Meaning, you specify certain files or folders on the device that sync with dropbox and then it happens automatically as long as you have an Internet connection? This is how it works on my laptop but that's windows based.
     
  3. J. A.

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    Hi, corvid! Welcome to iPF!

    If you use the app, you should have the possibility to save files to Dropbox.

    Open a file, tap "Open in"


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    If you don't get Dropbox as option at first, slide to the left. Perhaps it looks like this then:


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    Tap "Dropbox". The app will open and give you the possibility to save the document to Dropbox (upper right corner).


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  4. J. A.

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    Yes, Dropbox mostly is used as a syncing tool. I store files there, so that I can open them with another device as well. That's how I use it with my iPads, my mobile phone (rarely) and the pc.
     
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    And, just to add: when you open a Dropbox-stored file in another app, you are actually creating another version of that file. This is due to Apple's "sandboxing" security methods.

    So, if you don't sync the document back to Dropbox (kind of like saving it), you will end up with multiple versions of the file (the one on Dropbox and the one(s) in whichever app(s) you open that file).

    Just so's you know...

    Marilyn
     
  6. dhewson777

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    Some apps, like Quickoffice Pro HD have Dropbox integration, so you can open a file from Dropbox and have it save back to Dropbox.
     
  7. J. A.

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    The same does CloudOn.
     
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    Hi J.A.,

    nice explication.

    (off-topic now: especially your document)

    Knut
     
  9. J. A.

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    Thanks. (Learning material)
     
  10. corvid22

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    Thanks - but which app are you referring to?
     
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