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Old 06-09-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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I am wondering if someone who understands this better than me can explain if cloud storage would work for this:

I am working with someone out of state and I need for them to be able to review and edit Word documents. If I save these into a cloud storage account, such as Dropbox, is there a way for them to be able to access these documents, work on them, and then save them there?

thanks!
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:40 PM
 
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Yes. You can share a dropbox folder with another dropbox user. The folder shows up in both dropbox accounts and files can be opened and edited by both users.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:27 AM
 
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Thanks NJ, So the other person also has to have a DropBox account?

If I have certain documents in my Dropbox that I don't want that person to see, is there a way to make certain documents visible and others hidden (to another user)?
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:32 AM
 
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Thanks NJ, So the other person also has to have a DropBox account?
With Dropbox, yes. Even with Google Docs, they need to have a Google account.
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If I have certain documents in my Dropbox that I don't want that person to see, is there a way to make certain documents visible and others hidden (to another user)?
You create folders in dropbox and can share one without sharing the others. Only the files in that shared folder will be visible to the people you have shared it with. The other folders will remain private.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:43 AM
 
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oh, groovy! this sounds perfect!

Thanks so much!!

Do you think DropBox is a good one for this purpose, are there others you would recommend?
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:47 AM
 
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Personally, I like Microsoft OneDrive: https://onedrive.live.com/

But Dropbox and Box.com are good as well.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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Ok, I am having a problem. I just decided to try DropBox, but I don't think I like it.

Is there a cloud program where you can just check the folders you want it to copy the documents from, and then it will keep those synced - so if I edit a document on my computer, it will automatically update on the cloud?

DropBox wanted me to choose my files and put them into my DropBox folder (which it created for me)... I did this... but then when I clicked on the original files, it said they weren't there anymore.... maybe that means they are still on the local hard drive but in the Drop Box folder AND then synced to cloud storage on Drop Box?

Hopefully someone can help me with this. I am confoosed.

edit: Ok, I think what DropBox does is force you to put all of your files/folders that you want to be in DB into their folder, which appears as one of your folders on your desktop. I am not sure if I like this or not....

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Old 06-14-2014, 05:34 PM
 
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You have P2P, FTP, Google Docs ( which is free ), Free webspace ( which is simple ). Some OS have file sharing features built into them. So you could manually link a folder to the internet. You can run your own little website/server from your computer as well, but that is difficult.



I would just use the webspace and get it over with.







I am using dropbox as well. It works but it requires me to use a specific browser or OS. So I am dead in the water unless I find a computer with Windows 8.
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