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Google Docs Users Can Edit MS Office Docs Without Converting Them

By June 30, 2014July 24th, 2014Google Docs G4NS

The conversion-free Google Docs editing is just one of several key new upgrades to Google’s cloud-based office suite. For Google Docs users, it has always required an extra step or two to convert a Microsoft Office file into a usable format when reading or editing it with Google Docs or Apps.


Google’s latest update to Google Docs, both the mobile and Web-based versions of the applications automatically allow users to edit Microsoft Office documents without any intervention by a user, making it simpler and faster. The new no-conversion editing capabilities are possible because the updated mobile apps for Docs, Sheets and Slides now come with Office editing built right in. Users will still be able to convert documents by making manual conversions, if needed . This new feature is now available for anyone with commenting access in Google Docs on the Web, and is coming soon to our mobile apps.

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