Box Edit is a powerful tool that allows Washington University users to open Microsoft Office and other common documents directly from the Box web interface, rather than downloading a copy to work on. When users save changes, a new version of the document is automatically saved to WUSTL Box storage, leaving the previous version intact for later review as needed. Box Edit is an ideal solution for opening shared documents that are being worked on my multiple individuals.
To get started with using the Box Edit, take the following steps:
- Download Box Edit from this Box Download Page
- Run the Box Edit installer and complete the installation process (Note: the installer may be labeled “Box Tools”)
You can now open files directly from the Box web interface by clicking on the More Options (…) button next to the file, and selecting Open with…