When previewing Excel files in Box, you can make use of the Excel Online Previewer, which makes use of Microsoft technology to bring you an enhanced spreadsheet viewing experience. This is a free service and is available for any customer using the new Box Web interface.
Note: New Box Experience
This page refers to the new Box experience. In Box, use your pointer to hover over a single file or folder. The item should look like the below image.
If the item does not look like the image above, this feature is not available.
The Excel Online Previewer is more powerful than the standard preview experience. You can select individual cells in your spreadsheet, filter cells, and navigate multiple sheets. All the standard features of the preview window are unchanged.
- You must have Download permissions to use the Excel Online Previewer to view a file. If your access level is Previewer, Uploader, or Previewer Uploader, you cannot use the Excel Online Previewer. More information on Access Levels.
- Excel Online Previewer only allows for previewing Excel files. It does not provide additional editing capabilities.
Tip: If Excel Preview opens with a cell other than cell A1 selected, this is because the cell was selected when Excel Preview was most recently saved and closed. To ensure Excel Preview opens next time with cell A1 selected: before closing the file, select cell A1 and then save the file.
Admins can enable or disable the integration directly from the
There are two settings that control this integration. These settings are linked. That means that if