In Word 2010 it is very easy to click and drag Favorites to the Open and Save As dialogs. Many online storage services, including Dropbox add an entry as a byproduct of installing the package.
However, when you click the Add a Place icon int he Open or Save As dialog in Word 2013, the only places you are able to add are SharePoint locations and additional SkyDrive accounts.
Dropbox has a script that you can run that will add a Dropbox location to the list of cloud locations already there. In order to do this, however, you will have to figure out the path to your Dropbox folder (typically it is C:\Users\<username>\Documents\Dropbox).
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- First, you will need to download the file. You will be told by your browser most likely that it is a dangerous file, so you will need to tell it to save it.
- Once you have the file, simply navigate to its location and double-click it.
- When prompted, key in Dropbox’s local path.
- Click Enter.
- The script will then add Dropbox to Office 2013.
- This next step will actually add the Dropbox service to your Office installation.
- So, open your Account Options and look under Connected Services | Add a Service | Storage.
- Select the service you would like to add, which of course, is Dropbox.
Now, every time you open an Office application (i.e., Word), you will see your Dropbox listed in the Open and Save As screens.
There is also a script available for Google Drive. Microsoft also provides complete instructions on integrating any cloud storage service into Office 2013.