Edit and share Office files with Google Drive– no software necessary

Upload your Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files to Google Drive. Now you can open and edit them on any device, without Office software. If you want to work on a file with teammates in real time, just convert it to a Google document, spreadsheet or presentation.
Step 1:From the Chrome Web Store, download the Chrome extension for editing Office files with Docs, Sheets or Slides.
Step 2:In Google Drive, click the New button in the top-left corner and choose File upload, then select an Office file on your hard drive.
Step 3:To open and edit the Office file in Word, Excel or PowerPoint format, locate it in Google Drive and double-click its file name.

Once the extension 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.


Share these simple steps with your team so they can add the Chrome extension and edit Office files directly with Google Drive. Get the Chrome Extension.