View and edit Office files in Google Chrome

Submitted by Ryan Johnson, technology training coordinator

extensionIf you are at home or on a computer without Microsoft Office you can view and Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files in Google Chrome with a new extension.

Once the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides Extension for Google Chrome is installed, Office files that you drag into Chrome, open in Gmail, Google Drive, and more, will be opened in Docs, Sheets, and Slides for viewing and editing.

You can save each file back to its original Office format, or convert it to Docs, Sheets, or Slides to unlock more features, like inviting others to edit with you, commenting, chat, and more.

If you want to see a quick video tutorial on how this works, watch this YouTube Video from Google.