Jun 04, 2022 08:14 PM
Hello! I’m looking for recommendations for easy access to shared dropbox documents for our team. A process of uploading working content documents to Airtable in such a way that everybody can see the current version as edits are made.
Thank you in advance for any ideas.
Jun 04, 2022 08:27 PM
Each Dropbox document has a share link. You can create a URL field in Airtable, and put the share link to the Dropbox document in that field.
Jun 04, 2022 08:57 PM
Hi Scott! Thank you for the prompt reply.
I’m not familiar with dropbox, but have a client who messaged the following -
“One posted a Google doc file via Box, and I was able to edit it in the cloud, but then the contractor couldn’t see my edits unless I downloaded the story to my computer and sent it as an email attachment. Any ideas on how to simplify or streamline? I ideally would like to be able to make suggested edits on one cloud version of a document rather than having everybody downloading and editing separate copies and sending them around via email.”
Any ideas as to what he’s referring to?
Jun 04, 2022 09:16 PM
It sounds like he’s looking for live collaboration on documents. Most cloud platforms offer this — Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Dropbox Paper, Coda, Notion, Apple Pages, even Box Tools offers this indirectly via desktop apps.
Jun 04, 2022 09:28 PM
Is there an Airtable integration that will support this?
Jun 05, 2022 04:51 AM
Yes, On2Air: Amplify lets you view & edit Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides documents directly within Airtable — inside the Apps panel:
Jun 05, 2022 08:13 AM
Thank you, Scott. You have all the answers :slightly_smiling_face:
Jun 05, 2022 08:25 AM
That’s what they tell me! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Jun 05, 2022 09:30 AM
One more thing - is there a tool that supports live collaboration for microsoft word?
Jun 05, 2022 09:47 AM
Nothing that I know of.
Jun 06, 2022 05:45 AM
Hmmmm… Office 365?
Jun 06, 2022 05:46 AM
LOL! That’s not what I [typically] tell you. :winking_face:
Jun 06, 2022 08:22 AM
She’s talking about live editing within an Airtable app, like what On2Air: Amplify does for Google Docs documents.
As far as I know, I don’t think this is possible with Office 365, although maybe @openside or @Hannah_Wiginton can clarify.
Lol! Which is how I know I’m right even more! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Jun 07, 2022 08:35 AM
Yes, you can edit Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides inside of Airtable like Scott mentioned. But unfortunately, we don’t have an integration with Microsoft Word inside Amplify, @Diane_Elkins1 - though that’s a great idea.
You can add a feature request for it if that’s something that’s pretty important for you to have.
Jun 08, 2022 10:57 AM