Work with Microsoft Office files

You can edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides in one of the following ways:

  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft Office files in Google Drive
  • Convert Microsoft Office files to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Comment on Microsoft Office files in Google Drive preview
  • Edit Office files in Drive with the Office Compatibility Mode Chrome extension

Open, edit, and save as Microsoft Office files in Google Drive

When you upload Microsoft Office files to Google Drive, you can directly edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. All changes will be auto-saved to the file in its original Microsoft Office format. Learn how to use Office editing.

Convert Microsoft Office files to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides

If you want to use Add-ons, Apps Scripts, protected ranges or translate options, you can convert an Office file to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. When you convert, you’ll make a copy of your Microsoft Office file. Learn how to convert a Microsoft Office file.

Comment on Microsoft Office files in Google Drive preview

You can leave and read comments on Microsoft Office files, PDFs, images, and other files in Google Drive preview without making any changes to the original file. Learn how to comment on these files in Google Drive.

Use Microsoft Office files with a Chrome extension

Important: This extension may have compatibility issues with the Office editing mode. If you open a file in Office editing mode, you need to disable this extension. Learn how to disable a Chrome extension. 

Microsoft Office Compatibility Mode is a Google Chrome browser extension that allows you to open and edit Microsoft Office files.  Learn how to edit with Microsoft Office Compatibility Mode.

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