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Editing Microsoft Office Files in Box

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Box Tools is not working with Firefox browser’s current ESR (Extended Support Release). It does work with the current versions of Chrome and standard Firefox.

Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations stored in Cornell Box can be edited by multiple people at the same time using Office Online apps. This addition puts together the friendly interface, large feature set, and easy usability of Box with the convenience of real-time coauthoring for the most commonly used types of Office files.

Editing isn’t just confined to your computer, either. Box for iPad and iPhone make it possible to edit Office files stored in Box directly from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint apps on your Apple device. Start in your Box or Office app, create or open a file, and make changes on the fly that are automatically saved back to Box.

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