6.3 Editing a File

You can download a file to your workstation to edit it or you can edit it in place on the Filr site. When you edit a file in place, the file remains on the Filr site after you save it.

6.3.1 Editing Files with Edit-in-Place

NOTE:Only internal Filr users or users who have completed the self-provisioning steps (as described in Logging in As an External User to See a Shared Item) can edit files as described in this section. Alternatively, external Filr users who have not completed the self-provisioning steps can manually download the file, edit it, and then save it back to the Filr site (as described in Section 6.3.2, Downloading and Editing a File), if they have rights to do so.

Filr enables you to use the Edit-in-Place feature to edit documents for which you have appropriate rights. This feature lets you seamlessly edit documents from Filr.

You can edit files only if you have the editing application for that specific type of file installed on your personal workstation. For example, to edit a .doc file, you must have Microsoft Word installed on your personal workstation.

For information about how to view the file types that are currently supported for edit-in-place, see Section B.8.1, Viewing Which File Types Are Supported for Edit-In-Place.

NOTE:The ability to edit files as described in this section is not supported on Mac when you use Microsoft Office as your document editor. To edit files on Mac, you must use LibreOffice as your document editor.

  1. Navigate to the location of the file that you want to edit.

  2. Click the drop-down arrow next to the file that you want to edit, then click Edit This File.

    The file is launched in the file editor that you specified. For information on how to change the editor that Filr uses to edit files, see Section B.8, Unable to Edit Files.

  3. (Conditional) If Filr prompts you to provide your Filr credentials, specify the user name and password that you use to log in to Filr, then click OK.

    You can now edit the file.

  4. After you have edited the file, save your changes, then exit the editing application.

    Your changes are now available in the file in Filr.

6.3.2 Downloading and Editing a File

  1. Download the file to your workstation, as described in Section 6.7.1, Downloading Single Files.

  2. Edit the file as desired, then save the file with the original name.

  3. In Filr, navigate to the folder where the file is located, then click Add Files.

    A drag-and-drop window is displayed.

  4. Drag the file into the drag-and-drop window.

  5. In the File Conflicts dialog box that appears, click Overwrite Files to replace the file that is currently in Filr with the one you are uploading.

    The file is replaced with the file that you uploaded.