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MS Documents and Google

Using Microsoft Office documents in Google Drive  works better now  (Fall 2019)

Work with Office files using Office editing

You can now directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. All changes will be auto-saved to the file in its original Office format. 

Add an Office file to Google Drive

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. At the top left, click New and then File upload. 
  3. Choose the file you want to upload. 

Supported Office File Formats 

You can use Office editing with the following Office file types: 

  • 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.