In addition to saving you time, the Chrome Office Viewer also protects you from malware delivered via Office files. Just like with web pages and PDFs, we’ve added a specialised sandbox to impede attackers who use compromised Office files to try to steal private information or monitor your activities.
View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files — without needing Office installed on your computer.
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.
You can save each file back to its original Office format, or convert it to Docs, Sheets, or Slides to unlock more features, like inviting others to edit with you, commenting, chat, and more.
Please note that Office files cannot be edited in the classic version of Drive. The new Google Drive is gradually rolling out to all users via the Settings menu. If you don’t see the option to try the new look, check back again shortly. Learn more here: https://support.google.com/drive/?p=new_drive.
Please note: This extension is already installed on Chrome OS by default.
To give it a try on Windows or Mac:
- Get Chrome Beta
- Install the Chrome Office Viewer (Beta) extension
- Start clicking your favorite , , and on the web