Description


In G Suite, you can still work with Microsoft® Office® files, even if you don't have Office installed.

Using G Suite, you can:

  • Convert Office files and edit them in Docs, Sheets, and Slides
  • Edit Office files from Drive without converting them (Office not required)

People who have Office can work in native Office files using Drive or Office, then save them to Drive.


Instructions


Convert Office files and edit them in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  1. Open Docs, Sheets, or Slides and start a new document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
  2. Click File > Open > Upload.
  3. Select your Office file and click Open. Your Office file automatically saves as a Docs, Sheets, or Slides file.
  4. (Optional) To save your document again as an Office file, click File > Download as > Microsoft Word (.docx), Microsoft Excel (.xlxs), or Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx).


Edit Office files from Drive without converting them (Office not required)

Chrome browser only
  1. Install the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides Chrome extension.
  2. Open Drive and then open an Office file. The file opens in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, but keeps the Office extension. If you make changes, the file saves in the original Office format.



Work in native Office files and save them to Drive

(Chrome browser only) To open an Office file from Drive:

  1. Install the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides Chrome extension.
  2. Select your Office file in Drive. At the top, click More more_vert > Open with > Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint.

(Windows only) To open an Office file from Office, download and install the Drive plug-in for Office. You can then open an existing Office file from Drive, or save a new Office file to Drive.