Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoft’s Office Online apps from the Chrome Web Store Chromebook spin 11 Acer R751TN

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24 - Chrome OS tips and tricks

Convert Microsoft Office files to Google Drive formats

1. Press the Search key 

 on your keyboard or select the Launcher 

icon .

2. Select All Apps (or type "Files").
3. Select the Files  

icon.

4. Double-click on any Microsoft Office file stored in Google Drive or 

on an external hard drive or USB flash drive connected to your 
Chromebook.

5. Select  File > Save as Google Docs,  Slides, or Sheets (format 

depends on the type of document).

Export Google Drive documents as Microsoft Office 
files

1. Press the Search key 

 on your keyboard or select the Launcher 

icon .

2. Select All Apps (or type "Docs").
3. Select  Google Docs,  Sheets, or Slides (depending on the 

document you want to create).

4. After creating the content of your document, select File > Download 

as and select the type of format you want to save as.

5. The file is saved to the download section of the Files app.

Opening Microsoft Office files using Microsoft’s Office 
Online apps from the Chrome Web Store

Another option for working with Microsoft Office files is to use 
Microsoft’s own free web-based Office Online tools. You can 
download the Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online 
apps from the Chrome Web Store (you’ll need to create a Microsoft