Google adds support for Office editing on iOS version of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

    The support for editing Office documents in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for iOS is being rolled out. Here’s what the functionality offers.
    By HT TECH
    | Updated on Nov 25 2020, 09:36 AM IST
    The purpose of the new functionality is to allow Google users to edit Microsoft Office files in a familiar interface
    The purpose of the new functionality is to allow Google users to edit Microsoft Office files in a familiar interface (AP)
    The purpose of the new functionality is to allow Google users to edit Microsoft Office files in a familiar interface
    The purpose of the new functionality is to allow Google users to edit Microsoft Office files in a familiar interface (AP)

    Google has rolled out support for editing Office files on the iOS version of its Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The functionality was so far available on the web and Android.

    Google’s new feature is also available to both end and enterprise users of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Eligible apps are Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits customers.

    The purpose of the new functionality is to allow Google users to edit Microsoft Office files in a familiar interface. As 9to5Google points out, Google users may receive MS Office files, say documents, from someone else. Instead of editing or working on the file separately, the functionality will allow users to use Google’s productivity tools. No need to download anything extra.

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    The new functionality also succeeds the Office Compatibility Mode which had basic features. Google users can now work on Word (.doc, .docx, .dot), Excel (.xls, .xlsx, .xlsm (macro enabled Excel files), .xlt), and Powerpoint (.ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot).

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    First Published Date: 25 Nov, 09:36 AM IST
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