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Add Dropbox as a Place in Microsoft Office

A “Place” in Microsoft Office is a location you can access directly from your Office apps, without using Windows File Explorer. Add Dropbox as a Place to open, share, and save files using Dropbox from within Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

After you add Dropbox as a Place, you can:

  • Save to Dropbox directly from the menu options in an Office app
  • Open from Dropbox directly from the menu options in an Office app
  • Click Share in an Office application to share using Dropbox

Requirements

To add Dropbox as a Place in Office, you must:

  • Use a Windows computer
  • Run version 29 of the Dropbox desktop app or later
  • Run Microsoft Office

Add Dropbox as a Place

You can add Dropbox as a Place through your Dropbox preferences:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray.
  2. Click the gear.
  3. Choose Preferences….
  4. Check the box next to Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office.

Note: Ask your admin to enable this feature if you see the message This option has been disabled by your team admin.

You can remove Dropbox as a Place in Office by following these steps:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in your system tray.
  2. Click the gear.
  3. Choose Preferences.
  4. Uncheck the box next to Show Dropbox as a save location in Microsoft Office.

Dropbox Business teams

To allow your team members to add Dropbox as a place, enable it in the Admin Console:

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin account.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Under Additional Settings, click Microsoft Office add-in.
  5. Toggle Microsoft Office Add-In to On.

After you enable the Microsoft Office Add-In, team members can add Dropbox as a Place in Office. Dropbox isn’t automatically added as a Place.

Does this feature work even if Dropbox isn't running or I'm offline?

Yes. Adding Dropbox as a Place integrates natively with Office. Dropbox as a Place is available even if Dropbox isn't running or you're offline. However, your files won’t sync until the next time Dropbox is running and you’re online.

Have another question about Microsoft Office for Dropbox?

Check out the FAQs page for more information. 

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