Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Open, Edit & Save Google Docs from Microsoft Office

Open, Edit & Save Google Docs from Microsoft Office

Posted: 19 May 2009 11:18 AM PDT

Google Docs is no-frill way to create Word documents without installing any software on the computer. While Microsoft Office is most widely used software installed on computer. Integrating Google Docs (online) with Microsoft Office (offline) can result in an un-beatable offering. Now, this is possible using cool MS Office addon - OffiSync.

After it is installed, there will be new menu option for accessing Google Docs from within Microsoft Office application. Click on open to browse different folders of Google Docs account and open Google Doc file of your choice. You can edit any Google Docs file and a click on save button will automatically update the online Google Docs file from within MS Office.

It support multiple Google Docs accounts (both default and Google Apps). Besides browsing different folders of Google Docs account, you can move files among folders, delete any file or folder. It also integrates Google Search feature allowing you to quickly search any Google Docs file. If you are heavy Google Docs user, grab OffiSync Add-on to open, edit and save Google Docs within MS Office - very impressive and simple, indeed!


1 comment:

Saqib Ali said...

I successfully installed Offisync yesterday after few attempts. The problem was with downloads on amazon, and not related to Offisync.

After the install, the Offisync Ribbon appeared on my Office 2007. Upon entering my Google credentials, I was able to access all the docs and spreadsheets stored in Google Docs. Very very cool.

Couple of minor things I noticed:
1) You can't add "everyone" as collaborator from within Offisync. You have to enter email addresses of each collaborator, one-by-one, which could be painstakingly slow. But seems like this is limitation is due to Google API. See:

2) After the install my "Recent Documents" list from Word and Excel was MIA. This could be a one off thingy. Did anyone else experience this?

Note: I love MS Office Live [1] because of its seamless integration with Office 2007 Suite. Now Offisync provides same integration with Google Docs. A dream come true.


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