Google allows users to edit Microsoft Office files without converting them

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Google allows users to edit Microsoft Office files without converting them

That means a Word document can be opened in Google Docs without concern for formatting problems and other issues while giving users G Suite specific features. This is a great update for people who want to collaborate on documents and don't all have a copy of Microsoft Office.

Now Google has announced that it is adding native support for Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint formats.

Looking further afield, the search giant has continued to collaborate with partners to make G Suite more individually useful as well.

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While opening and viewing Office files has always been easy in Docs, editing them has been a frustrating experience. "Office editing brings everyone the benefits of G Suite's real time collaboration tools and intelligence features to Office files". G Suites contains Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Google + for the communication part; for storage it has Drive; and for collaboration, we have Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Forms. However, the company later confirmed this will work for all users.

Google has just announced that it's adding Microsoft Office document support to its very own G Suite productivity suite in an attempt to provide customers with a more straightforward way to work with documents.

Earlier, you either had to convert Office files to formats supported by Google Docs, or use Office Compatibility Mode (OCM) with limited functionality. It is worth noting the change is not live yet, but could drop before the end of this month.

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