I am using Android v8.0 on a Samsung S9+ smartphone and have installed the latest version of the Seafile client. From the smartphone the Seafile Client connects to my server without any problems and I can access both encrypted and unencrypted libraries. Furthermore, the Samsung smartphone also has Microsoft’s (free) Office installed, which works problem-free on its own.
But if I now access a Word, Excel or PowerPoint file via the Android Seafile Client, it will only be opened in read-only mode. Microsoft Office for Android offers me to save the file and edit it afterwards. The modified file will then be stored somewhere on the Android drive and will not be synchronized back to the Seafile server. It does not matter whether I access an encrypted or a non-encrypted library. Alternatively Microsoft Office offers to save the file on OneDrive, Dropbox or Box. So in principle there seems to be the possibility to save from Word, Excel and PowerPoint to a cloud storage service. Only unfortunatly Seafile doesn’t show up as my cloud storage.
Is this a known problem? Or is this really a restriction of the Seafile Client for Android? Is there a way to simply open a Microsoft Office file using the Seafile Client for Android, edit it and then save it directly to my private Seafile Server? If I remember correctly, it had already worked for me on an older mobile phone. But what kind of configuration change did I make here so that this could no longer be done?