Here at TNW, we’re 100% addicted to Google Docs (among various other Google services). The ability to do nearly any document work that we need to, without having to install a productivity suite, is invaluable. Our only nagging problem is that sometimes you’ll get files that don’t display quite right in the Docs Viewer.
According to a new post in the Gmail Blog, Google has just added 12 more formats and some of them have us really excited:
- Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
- Apple Pages (.PAGES)
- Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
- Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
- Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
- Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
- PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
- TrueType (.TTF)
- XML Paper Specification (.XPS)
While it remains to be seen exactly how well Excel files will translate (we’ve often had problems, especially with macro functions), we’re hopeful. Give it a shot and let us know what you think. Have you made the transition over to Google Docs for your productivity, or are you liking what you see in a recent version of Office?
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