Box Edit is an add-on feature that allows you to open and edit files stored in Box. Designed for all file types, browsers, and platforms, Box Edit uses the default application installed on your computer to open and edit files: Docx files open in Microsoft Word, PPTx files open in Microsoft PowerPoint, Xlsx files open in Excel, and so forth.
Once you have installed Box Edit, you can open and edit documents directly from Box. To open files with Box Edit:
- Right-click a file or click the ellipsis (...) to open the More Options menu.
- Click Open With... If there is more than one application with which you can open the file, you will have the option to select the appropriate application.
You can also open and edit documents after previewing them. To open files with Box Edit from the preview screen:
- Click the file to open it in preview
- Click Open. If there is more than one application with which you can open the file, you will have the option to select the appropriate application.