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Allow Microsoft file round tripping from Connections interface

When a user finds an Office file from the Connections interface (either through files or communities) and then downloads that document from Connections and edits it in Office, he has to save it to his desktop and then "upload a new version".  If the user does the same thing but finds the file from Windows Explorer, he can click on the file, edit it, and then publish it from the Office ribbon.  That same experience should work regardless of where the user starts.  Some files (especially complex spreadsheets) cannot be edited from IBM DOCS.

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  • Jul 26 2018
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    Guest commented
    9 Aug, 2018 05:19am

    By the way: if you edit the file with opening it from the desktop plugin, that round trip works fine!

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    Guest commented
    9 Aug, 2018 05:18am

    maybe Office online would be a good first step for that.

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    Guest commented
    6 Aug, 2018 03:02pm

    You can round trip if you open the file from the desktop connector but you can't do that if you open the file from Connections,

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    Guest commented
    26 Jul, 2018 10:05am

    Isn’t that already covered with the desktop connector?