How to View and Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google Drive

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Drive users

  • You can edit Microsoft Office files straight from Google Drive without converting them to Google files. 
  • For example, you can edit a Word document in .docx format without converting it to a Google Docs file.

Before you can view and edit Office files in Google Drive

How to view and edit Office files in Google Drive without converting them step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To View And Edit Microsoft Office Files In Google Drive - Step 1

Then in Google Drive at, simply double-click the file to open it.

Step 2

How To View And Edit Microsoft Office Files In Google Drive - Step 2

You can also create a new Excel spreadsheet, Powerpoint presentation, or Word document in Google Drive by clicking the Chrome extension’s icon in the top right.

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