Dropbox is an online file storage and sync service. Files are stored on the cloud and free users can store upto 2 GB of data. The biggest advantage of Dropbox is that files are synced across all devices. For e.g. you can store a file in Dropbox folder in your office and when you reach home, the same file will be ready in your home PC. If you’re using this amazing service then here is how you can save Microsoft Office and other documents directly to Dropbox.
Let’s get started. The first thing to do is to install the Dropbox app for Windows. Many users just use the online web interface, but the problem with this is they need to login to Dropbox every time they need to upload a file.
After installing Dropbox on your PC, you’ll see “Dropbox” folder shortcut under “favorites” in Windows Explorer.
To save a document (Word, Excel, Powerpoint or any other), click on File > Save. The document will ask you the path for saving the file. From the left panel, click on “Dropbox”, this would be located under favorites section. Enter the file name and click on “Save”. (Refer below screenshot)
That’s all we need to do. When saving the file, we need to select the “Dropbox” folder and save the file at that location.
Now when you open the folder on any other machine where you have configured Dropbox with the same login credentials, you’ll see that the same document is available in that machine also. The document will remain synced always.
Also you can check the online web interface by logging in to dropbox.com and the file would be present there.
Also read: Get more free storage space on Dropbox