Editing and managing files in Northwestern Box using Box Sync and Box Edit
There are two primary ways to create and edit content in your Northwestern Box account.
Box Sync is a desktop program for Windows and Mac that synchronizes your files between your computer and the Box website. With Box Sync you can create, edit, and manage files from either the Box Sync folder on your computer or the Box website. Any changes made in either location will automatically be synced. See the About Box Sync article on the Box Community website for more information.
Box Edit is an add-on feature built into Box which that allows you to create and edit files directly from the Northwestern Box website. Box Edit uses the default application installed on your computer to edit or create simple and centralized content. For example, .doc and .docx files open in Microsoft Word, .ppt and .pptx files open in Microsoft PowerPoint, and images open in Photoshop (if installed). For more information, visit the Opening and Editing Files with Box Edit at the Box Community website.
Box Sync and Box Edit can both be downloaded at https://northwestern.app.box.com/apps, or by clicking your name in the top right corner of Box, then clicking Apps.