You can now edit Word documents in Gmail

Gmail users will now be able to edit Microsoft Office documents directly through the popular email service, the company said in a blog post.

Previously, these documents had to be uploaded to the user’s Google Drive before they could be edited, and otherwise they could only be previewed in Gmail.

Now, however, these documents will be editable in the same way as a Google document, but once the editing process is complete, they will remain in their original file format.

The user can then choose to reply to the e-mail with the edited document without having to download it and then attach it.

As part of its desire for better integration with Office documents, Google recently launched a Macro converter app on Google Workspace Marketplace.

This add-on makes it easy to convert Excel files with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code into Google Sheets files and application scripts.

It determines whether your Excel files are compatible with Google Docs formats and if so, it will help you convert them.

Macro Converter is therefore a valuable application for accessing data-rich files in the ecosystems of office suites.

Google Workspace

Google is prioritizing optimizing its document creation and editing suite, recently renowned from G-Suite to Google Workspace.

Google Workspace encompasses Gmail, Docs, Meet, Sheets, and Calendar, and Google has implemented several new features over the past few months to improve this suite.

Some of these features include:

  • The ability to dynamically create an advertising collaboration on documents while hosting guests in a Google chat room
  • Google Meet picture-in-picture support for Google Docs
  • The ability to preview Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides without opening a new tab
  • Smart tagging using the “@” sign before mentioning someone’s name

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You can now edit Word documents in Gmail

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