It’s easy to convert Office files to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. But sometimes you need to open, edit, and share a file in its original format.
The new Docs, Sheets, and Slides Android apps come with Office editing built right in (iOS is on the way). Just tap on a .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx file from your app’s home screen, or even from an attachment in Gmail, and you’ll be able to edit it without any conversion. Then tap the share button to send a copy back in its original format.
The same thing works from your browser with the new Chrome extension (http://goo.gl/JkynqU
). Once installed, you can open and edit Office files directly from the new Drive, Gmail, your local storage, third-party websites, or our new home screens (http://goo.gl/Hz6OBm
). Please note that the new Drive is rolling out over the next week.
Check out the Help Center for more info on getting started with editing Office files in Docs, Sheets and Slides: http://goo.gl/hMqEJ0