Google office suite can now edit Microsoft Office files

Posted on Friday, Apr 12 2019 @ 10:37 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Google announces it has enhanced the Microsoft Office compatibility of its Docs, Slides and Sheets apps. The latest version will make it possible to open and edit Microsoft Office files, without having to convert them to a Google file format.
The following Office file types are supported:

  • Word files: .doc, .docx, .dot
  • Excel files: .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm (macro enabled Excel files), .xlt
  • Powerpoint files: .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot

    Note: If you edit Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents older than Office 2007, files will be saved to a newer format when editing using Office editing.
  • The feature will be rolled out starting on April 17, 2019.

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