Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 
Reply
Frequent Visitor
Posts: 1
Accepted Solution

No option to open with Excel

Hi there,

I'm trying to open a file (literally any file) with Excel 2016 on my computer, but the only options are to open with the Box desktop app or with Excel Online. How do I add my actual Excel app to the list of options?

Thanks!

Highlighted
Solution
Accepted by Howard (Community Manager)
‎03-22-2017 10:46 AM
Box Employee
Posts: 270

Re: No option to open with Excel

Hi @mwilbanks,

 

Thank you for posting in Box's Community Forum!

 

You might want to go over this link for some background information on Box Edit.

 

Regarding your question --

 

Box Edit uses the default application installed on your computer to open and editfiles: Docx files open in Microsoft Word, PPTx files open in Microsoft PowerPoint, Xlsx files open in Excel, and so forth.

  • If you change the default program Box Edit utilizes, Box Edit will then open with that new program. This link explains how you can adjust the default program per OS.

 

I hope this helps!

 

Best,

James - Box Support