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Box Edit

Box Edit lets users create and edit content directly on Box using the native applications installed on their computer. If you can edit it on your desktop, you can edit it on Box, all ingrained with how you already work in Box.

With Box Edit, you can:

  • Create new documents: Create brand new Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files directly from Box
  • Edit files quickly: Open a file directly from the preview page on Box, make edits and save back automatically
  • Edit any file type: Word documents, presentations, images, CAD files – you name it, you can edit easily
  • Easy installation: Download and install Box Edit from or by clicking the 'Edit' button on any file preview, and it'll work on all your browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.

This add-on is compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8, and 8.1; Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and 10.9 (Mavericks) and is available to all Box users free. More details can be found at:

Box for Microsoft Office

With our new Box for Office desktop app integrations, you can easily open, edit, save and share any file from Box seamlessly within Word, PowerPoint and Excel - as well as streamline your workflow within Outlook by using shared links to files in Box instead of attachments.

Box for Office requires Windows 7 or higher, Office 2010 or higher, and administrative rights for installation. For more information, see this support page.

You can download the latest version of Box for Office HERE.

Box Notes

Box Notes is Box's online, collaborative word processor.  Features of Box Notes include:

  • Real-time collaboration: Up to 20 collaborators can edit a Box Note at the same time. When this happens, all updates are seen by other collaborators on the Box Note in real time.
  • Text editing: Box Notes offers some lightweight text editing features, such as text size, color, emphasis (bold, italic, or underline), alignment, and bulleted or numbered lists.
  • Annotations: Annotate sections of text in a Box Note by highlighting the text and clicking the speech bubble icon that appears. After clicking the icon, type your annotation and click Add Annotation. The annotated text will be highlighted in yellow. To view it, either hover over the annotated text with your mouse, or place your cursor within the annotated text. There can be multiple annotations on a single string of selected text.
  • Hyperlinks: Add hyperlinks to text in a Box Note by highlighting the text and clicking the chain link icon that appears. After clicking the icon, enter the hyperlink and click Enter. A collaborator can click on the linked text to be taken to the appropriate web page.
  • Shared links: Generate a link to the Box Note by clicking the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the Box Note screen. If you wish to change the access level of the link, you must do that in the folder that contains the Box Note.