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Google allows Gmail users to edit Microsoft Office documents from within inbox

Google allows Gmail users to edit Microsoft Office documents from within inbox

BERLIN: Google has rolled out a new feature allowing Gmail users to edit Microsoft Office documents sent as email attachments from within your inbox. A new edit icon has been added to Gmail attachments, clicking on which automatically converts Office files to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

The feature, Google says, gives you the additional benefit of a single document to keep track of, access from anywhere (even offline), and revision history.

With the new update, Google has also increased the number of files formats that can be imported to Docs. Users can now import 15 new Office formats – including presentation files (pps, ppsx), macro-enabled files, and template files – all with improved charts, images, and tables support.

In addition to the new feature, Google has also updated its cloud-based file storage service Google Drive with support for 15 new Office file types, including presentation show files (pps, ppsx), macro-enabled files, and template files. The company is also promising improved charts, images, and tables support.