Google Drive and Office Compatibility – The Apps Show – Ep. 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feJUCb4h_Ig The News Hangout plugin is now free for Google Chrome, if you’re using a different browser, you need to install the plugin. New Android App for Gmail that have 2 great features, one of them is you can select and insert file from drive into a gmail message, and the other can preserve a […]
March 4, 2015 10:52 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feJUCb4h_Ig

The News

Hangout plugin is now free for Google Chrome, if you’re using a different browser, you need to install the plugin.

New Android App for Gmail that have 2 great features, one of them is you can select and insert file from drive into a gmail message, and the other can preserve a rich text formatting.

“We can Open, Edit and Send back Office Documents without ever opening Office”

 Google Gets Deep

Tips to know if you are using the new Google Drive:

Tip #1

Old Drive:  You can see a “Create” button

New Drive: You can see “New” button

Tip #2

Old Drive:  No Preview

New Drive: With preview in the bottom half of the email

  • When you hover over it, it will turn gray and show you a couple of options for editing.
  • Click on the gray part and it will open you a preview of the document
  • At the very top of that you can see Open button, Click that and you get an Office Compatibility Mode in a new tab.

Tip #3

Old Drive: Cannot open documents stored locally

New Drive: Can open documents stored locally by

  • Open Chrome browser
  • Click File
  • Click Open File
  • Select the document
  • and Open

It opens up in a new tab ready for editing.

Tip #4

New Drive: Open a new Tab and Click and Drag the file to the area of the browser.

 

How to know if you open it in a right way?

  • Go to Drive
  • Click on File menu
  • Check it and make sure it says Office Compatibility Mode, you can click on that for more information.

How to share your Google Documents?

  • Open a new Tab
  • Go to Drive
  • Select the file
  • Click the black little button looks a tiny person with a + sign next to the head.

 

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