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Egnyte Mobile Apps for Office Integrations

The powerful integration of Egnyte and the Microsoft Office mobile suite enables a seamless user experience for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. This article covers how to open, edit, and save key office files from your Egnyte mobile apps. You can also leverage the Egnyte Add-in for Microsoft and the Office Online integration.

Overview

In this article, you will learn how to

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Microsoft requires a paid Office 365 subscription to edit files in their Office mobile apps (such as Word); however, you can view files in read-only mode without a paid subscription
  • Download or update to the latest Egnyte app and Office mobile apps

Open Office Files from Egnyte (iOS)

Make sure your iPhones or iPads are running iOS 8 or higher.

When viewing an Office document in Egnyte’s iOS app, you can open it in directly in the appropriate Office app (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Just tap the “open-in” button.

Selecting an Office app will open the document directly in that app. Any changes you make to the file will automatically be saved back into Egnyte.

Open Office Files from Egnyte (Android)

Make sure your Android devices are running Android 4.4 or higher.

When viewing an Office document in Egnyte’s Android app, you can open it in directly in the appropriate Office app (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Just tap the “open-in” button.

If you have an Office 365 subscription, the Office app will also allow you to edit the file.  After you make and save your changes, simply tap back to return to the Egnyte app.  Any updates you made will automatically be saved back to your Egnyte account.

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from iOS

Make sure your iPhones or iPads are running iOS 8 or higher.

To connect to your Egnyte account from an iPhone or iPad, first open up an Office app (such as Word) and click “Add a place."

You'll see Egnyte listed among the options:

Select Egnyte, and then enter your account information (Egnyte domain name, username, and password) to proceed.

Finally, select the option to allow Office to access your Egnyte account.

Once this is done, you'll be able to browse, access, and edit your Egnyte files directly from the Office apps.

Just pick an Office file to edit, make your changes, and save the file. Any updates you made will automatically be saved back to your Egnyte account.

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from Android

Make sure your Android devices are running Android 4.4 or higher.

To connect to your Egnyte account from an Android device, first open up an Office app (such as Word) and click “Add a place."

Select Egnyte, and then enter your account information (Egnyte domain name, username, and password) to proceed.

Select the option to allow Office to access your Egnyte account.

 

Once this is done, you'll be able to browse, access, and edit your Egnyte files directly from the Office apps.

Just pick an Office file to edit, make your changes, and save the file. Any updates you made will automatically be saved back to your Egnyte account.

 

 

 

Connect Office apps to Egnyte from Windows

Make sure your Windows devices are running Windows 10.

To get started, open one of the Microsoft Office mobile apps (e.g. Word) and select the “Browse” option in the bottom left of your screen.

Next, choose Egnyte from the tree panel on the left — once this is done, you'll be able to browse through your Egnyte account. 

Pick a Microsoft Office file to edit, make your changes, and save the file. Any updates you made will be automatically saved back to your Egnyte account.

Note that Egnyte is specifically available as a document provider when you are using Microsoft’s mobile suite. You will not be able to access Egnyte in this fashion from the desktop version of Office apps (e.g. Office 2013). Instead, we recommend using Egnyte’s Office add-in in these cases.

 

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