See who's editing a microsoft office file

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After installing Google Drive for desktop, your Google Drive sầu appears as a virtual drive on your PC so you can easily open and save Office documents on Google Drive. Dave sầu Johnson/Insider

How khổng lồ upload Office files to Google Drive

If you have sầu Office documents stored locally on your computer, you can upload them khổng lồ Google Drive sầu for storage & online editing. There are a few ways khổng lồ bởi vì this:

If you"ve already installed Google Drive sầu for desktop (see the previous section), you can open the virtual Google Drive thư mục and the Office documents folders on the desktop and copy or move the files between the two locations.You can also upload the files via a web browser. mở cửa Google Drive sầu in a browser window. Cliông xã "New" and then choose "File upload." Select one or more files from your computer & they"ll be uploaded to your Google Drive.Finally, you can drag & drop with a browser. xuất hiện Google Drive in a browser window. File the file or files you want lớn upload, và drag them to the Google Drive sầu in your browser. Release them in the folder you want khổng lồ store them in.
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You can easily upload Office documents khổng lồ Google Drive sầu using a website browser. Dave Johnson/Insider

How lớn edit Office documents in Google Drive

You can open any Office document in Google Drive sầu. Open a Word file in Google Docs, for example, & Google will automatically import the file, usually retaining all formatting. When you vì chưng this, multiple people can open và edit Office documents in Google Drive simultaneously, as if it were an ordinary Google Doc.

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Moreover, if you later open that document in Office, it will retain all the edits & comments that were added in Google Drive.

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If you prefer to convert the tệp tin to a Google Doc permanently (in case you no longer use Microsoft Office), open the file in a Google Drive tiện ích and then cliông chồng "File." In the File menu dropdown, choose "Save As Google Docs" (or Google Sheets or Google Slides, depending upon which phầm mềm you are using).


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You can save sầu an Office doc as a Google Doc. Dave Johnson/Insider

How to nội dung a Google Doc with someone using Microsoft Office

If you are collaborating with someone who only uses Office, you can chia sẻ a Google Doc with that person in Office format.

Open the file you want to lớn chia sẻ in a Google Drive sầu app.Click "File," & in the dropdown thực đơn choose "Thư điện tử this tệp tin."In the tin nhắn window, cliông chồng the dropdown (it"s phối khổng lồ "PDF" by default) & choose "Microsoft Word."Address the tin nhắn và clichồng "Skết thúc."
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If you need lớn tóm tắt a Google Doc with someone in an Office format, you can sover it in the necessary format from Google Drive sầu. Dave sầu Johnson/Insider
Dave sầu Johnson is a technology journamenu who writes about consumer tech and how the industry is transforming the speculative sầu world of science fiction into modern-day real life. Dave sầu grew up in New Jersey before entering the Air Force khổng lồ operate satellites, teach space operations, và bởi vì space launch planning. He then spent eight years as a nội dung lead on the Windows team at Microsoft. As a photographer, Dave has photographed wolves in their natural environment; he"s also a scutía instructor & co-host of several podcasts. Dave sầu is the author of more than two dozen books và has contributed lớn many sites và publications including CNET, Forbes, PC World, How To Geek, and Insider.
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