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Add Dropbox to PowerPoint Online

Explore how to add Dropbox to PowerPoint Online's Presentation Gallery.


Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint Online

OS: Windows and Mac OS X

When you launch PowerPoint Online, it opens Presentation Gallery that provides you with a list of recently opened PowerPoint documents, and Themes and Templates to start a new presentation. You can also click the Open from OneDrive option (highlighted in green within Figure 1) to open your OneDrive folders where you can locate a PowerPoint file to click, so as to open within PowerPoint Online. Other than these options, you can also add a place to the Presentation Gallery. In this tutorial let's explore how to add Dropbox to PowerPoint Online's Presentation Gallery:

  1. Open Presentation Gallery and click the Add a place option, highlighted in blue within Figure 1.

    Add a place option within Presentation Gallery
    Figure 1: Add a place option within Presentation Gallery
  2. This brings up couple of more checkboxes, as shown in Figure 2. Notice the Dropbox checkbox (highlighted in blue within Figure 2).

    Dropbox checkbox
    Figure 2: Dropbox checkbox
  3. Click to select this checkbox as shown highlighted in blue within Figure 3. This causes one more option Open from Dropbox to appear as shown highlighted in green within Figure 3.

    Select the presentation name
    Figure 3: Select the presentation name
  4. Click the Open from Dropbox option. For the first time, you may see the Sign in to Dropbox dialog box as shown in Figure 4.

    Sign in to Dropbox dialog box
    Figure 4: Sign in to Dropbox dialog box
  5. Type in the login-id and password to open your Dropbox and select a PowerPoint file that you want to open into PowerPoint Online..

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