Open and edit Office files on your Pixelbook

On your Pixelbook, you can open, edit, download, and convert many Microsoft® Office files, such as Word, PowerPoint, or Excel files.

Important: Before you edit Office files, check that your Pixelbook's software is up to date.

Option 1: Edit Office files on your device

You can edit most Microsoft® Office files on your device without installing any other apps.

  1. If you haven't yet, download the Office file to your device.
  2. In laptop mode: Select the Launcher Launcher and then Up arrow Up arrow
    In tablet mode: Go to your Home screen. To get there, go to the bottom left corner of your screen and tap the Launcher Launcher
  3. Find your file, and double-click or tap it to open.
  4. Edit your file.

Note: Some features and settings won't work unless you save your file as a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file.

Option 2: Edit Office files online

If you have a Microsoft® Office online account, you can edit your files using these Android apps:

Work together on a file with others

You can share Office files with others and work together to edit the file in real time:

  1. Edit your Office file.
  2. Save your file as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  3. Share your file, then begin working with others.

Note: Any updates made to the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file will not carry over to the original Office file.

You can also save and share Office files directly within the app using Microsoft OneDrive.

Troubleshoot error messages

"Update your document" or "Edits will not be automatically saved"

Follow the prompts to save your file as a newer version of Office (2007 or later).

Note: Any updates made to the new file will not carry over to the original Office file.

"File not supported" or can't open file

Make sure your file is saved as one of these file types: .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx.

Also, make sure your file isn't corrupted, password-protected, or larger than the Google Drive file size limits.

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