Google has rolled out new updates for Docs, Sheets, and Slides on iOS that add support for Microsoft Office files. A bunch of different Office formats are supported without the need for file conversion.
Google’s productivity apps for iPhone and iPad previously allowed some editing functionality for Office documents using Quickoffice integration. But it was incredibly basic, and therefore not ideal for most tasks.
Docs, Sheets, Slides add Office support
Using the latest versions of Google’s apps, you can edit, comment, and collaborate on Office files using all the tools you’re used to. You also get greater sharing options and controls, with no conversation needed.
These are all the Office file formats that Docs, Sheets, and Slides now support:
- Word: .doc, .docx, .dot
- Excel: .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt
- PowerPoint: .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot
Office support, which is rolling out today but may take a little while to reach everyone, is available to both personal and enterprise users. Simply ensure you have the latest app updates installed on your device.
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