Dropbox web previews


Now showing: New and improved web previews for Microsoft Office files


Published on June 23, 2014

Dropbox is all about simplifying the way people work, making teams more productive and their workflows more efficient. And because an overwhelming majority of businesses today use Microsoft Office, we know that many teams’ daily workflows rely on Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

That’s why we’ve made some improvements to the experience of working with Office files. Now you can view Excel files right in your browser, and we’ve improved the web previews for Powerpoint and Word too so they're almost identical to how the files look on your desktop. In other words, when you’re in the web app viewing Office documents you’ve saved in your Dropbox, or when you click on a shared link to a file someone has sent you, you’ll be able to preview a high-quality version of the file right in your browser instead of having to download and open it. These new and improved web previews of Office files are in action today for Dropbox for Business and Pro users, and Dropbox Basic users will begin seeing these changes roll out in the coming months. We’ll also be launching this on your mobile devices soon — stay tuned!

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