How to edit MS Office Google Docs, Sheets, Slides in iOS

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides users on iOS can now edit Microsoft Office files. The ability to edit Office files in Google Workspace apps was introduced on the web last year and on Android in September. Now, it has also expanded to iOS. You can edit, comment and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using the above mentioned Google apps on iOS. This will streamline the workflow as users won’t have to hide file types all the time.

Announcing the feature via a blog post, Google said it would bring the collaborative and supportive features of Google workspace to Microsoft Office files in iOS devices. It will further reduce the need to download and email attachments, and it will improve sharing options and controls.

The ability to edit Office files in Google docs, Bed sheets and Slideshow for iOS it will replace Quickoffice which had limited functionality and collaborative capabilities.

The feature is available to users with personal Google, Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, and Enterprise Plus accounts, as well as G Suite Basic, Business, Education, Enterprise for Education, and Nonprofits. customers. It has already been deployed, but make sure you are updated to the latest version of Google drive to use the function.

Office file types supported They are: .doc, .docx, .dot for Word files, .xls, .xlsx, .xlt, .xlsm for Excel files and .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot for PowerPoint files.

How to Add, Open, Edit, and Convert Office Files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

To add an Office file to Google Drive on iOS, open the Google Drive app on your iPhone or iPad. Click the plus sign and click Upload. After this, find the file you want to upload and tap on it. View your uploaded file in My Drive until you move it.

To open an Office file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, simply tap the Office file in the Google Productivity app.

To edit, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app on your iOS device and click Open a file. Double-tap the word you want to edit (or click directly on Edit, in Google Docs). Move the blue markers to select the text you want to edit.

To convert an Office file to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides, open the application and click the options menu next to the file you want to convert. Finally, click on Save as a Google Docs / Sheets / Slides file.


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