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How to edit documents from Box in ONLYOFFICE

You have a Box account and want to edit your documents using ONLYOFFICE? Follow this step-by-step guide to find out how to edit documents stored in your Box from the Documents portal module.

This option is available for ONLYOFFICE Workspace/ONLYOFFICE Workspace Enterprise Edition users only.

Cloud users can skip this section and proceed with Connect your Box to ONLYOFFICE step.

Creating authorization keys

You will have to setup authorization keys for Box. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to Box developers page.
  2. Sign in to your account.
  3. Click the Create new app button on the right.
  4. On a new page that opens, select the Custom app application type and click Next.
  5. Choose the Standard OAuth 2.0 (User Authentication) method and click Next.
  6. Enter a unique name for your application in the entry field and click the Create App button below.
  7. Click the View Your App button - you will be redirected to the Configuration page.
  8. Select the Owner role and click Continue.
  9. In the OAuth 2.0 Redirect URI section, enter in the Redirect URI field.
  10. In the OAuth 2.0 Credentials section, copy or write down the Client ID and Client secret.
  11. Save the changes made clicking the Save Changes button in the upper right corner of the page.

Connecting the Box service

  1. First of all go to the Settings section. To do that click the Settings icon icon in the right upper corner.
  2. Switch to the Integration tab.
  3. Open the Third-Party Services page.
  4. Click the sliding button right of the Box logo.
  5. Enter your keys and click the Enable button.

Connect your Box account to ONLYOFFICE

  1. In the left sidebar of the Documents, just below the text Connect, click on the Box icon Box icon.
  2. Login to your Box account.
  3. Allow ONLYOFFICE to connect to your Box by clicking the button. Your Box documents will be shown in ONLYOFFICE documents as a folder.
  4. Change the folder‘s name, if necessary.
  5. If you want the Box documents to be visible for anyone, click the Make shared checkbox and put into the Common Documents folder. If not checked, your Box account will only be visible to you.
  6. Click Save.

Edit your Box documents

  1. Locate the Box folder and open it.
  2. Browse to the file you want to edit and click it.
    If necessary, a dialog will tell you that the document will be converted to the OpenOffice XML format for faster viewing and editing.
    You can choose to keep the original file as well, by checking the Save the file copy in the original format as well box.
  3. Click Convert.
  4. Click Open when the message appears that your document is successfully converted.

Now you can edit your document (if editable). After editing, you can simply close the document and the changes will be saved.

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