Opening doc file from Dropbox

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Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby agprysw » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:38 pm

I have been accustomed to prepare word files in the full, paid-for, version of Textmaker and then save them to Dropbox. In a meeting I would set up my phone with a folding blue-tooth keyboard and open the prepared file straight from the 'recent files' zone in dopbox. I could then use CTL-S at regular intervals. This was very efficient. I have now upgraded phones so that I have gone from KitKat to Nougat (7.0) and this no longer works, since the file identity is now lost on opening. I can work round this by opening the file direct from Textmaker but this involves a deal of navigation up and down the file tree. Is there any chance of restoring the original functionality?

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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby sven-l » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:46 am

Are you opening the files directly from the Dropbox app? This is not supported.
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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby agprysw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:43 pm

sven-l wrote:Are you opening the files directly from the Dropbox app? This is not supported.


Yes. It worked under KitKat. Perhaps it would be a good enhancement?

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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby sven-l » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:03 pm

Yes, I will will refer that to our product management.
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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby agprysw » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:10 pm

Thank you

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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby agprysw » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:17 pm

On the same topic, I now find that I cannot open files in Dropbox from Textmaker, nor can I save them. I get
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I am running Android 7.0 ; dropbox 70.2.4; textmaker 2012.704

I have not had this problem before, though I can of course work round it at some loss of temper. It means that I have no common space between Textmaker professional on my workstation and Textmaker mobile.

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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby sven-l » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:17 pm

Please try it with TextMaker HD Basic from the Playstore (it's free). Does it work with that version?
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Re: Opening doc file from Dropbox

Postby agprysw » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:34 pm

Thank you, it does, though the tablet version is very crowded on the small screen of a Samsung s7 edge! Do I need to keep using this version? :)


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