Users can now access, edit and track their MS Office files in Google Drive

Good news for people who are fond of using Microsoft Office and Google Drive as Google had just released update on its cloud storage service.

Google posted in Google+ that the new update that will be very helpful to users who have plenty of Office files that are stored as attachments on their emails.

With just a single click, the users will be able to access, edit and track their Office documents (word documents, spreadsheets and presentations) with or without an internet connection. The users may also pounce on the very useful revision history feature of Google Drive.

Google also stated the users can now import 15 new Office formats such as presentation macro-enabled files, show files (pps, ppsx), and template files, with enhanced support for charts, images, and tables.

Furthermore, Google also released an extension for its Chrome browser that let users to access and revise an Office file without switching to Google formats.

Google quipped, “Once it’s in place, you’ll have the option to convert the file by clicking on the pencil icon, or edit the file as is by clicking on the attachment card and selecting open from the top of the file preview.”

Prior to the update, users are required to save Office files first in the Google Drive in order for them to make series of modifications.

These helpful changes are not groundbreaking but will certainly help make Google’s offerings competitive especially for heavy users of the versatile Microsoft Office.


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