Gmail continues to integrate with Microsoft Office files, allowing users to directly edit Office documents they receive as attachments.
So you can edit files directly in Gmail without opening them. Previously, you had to open these documents in the Google Workspace suite before you could make any changes.
You can now edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files without leaving it gmail while maintaining the original form of the document. This also means that you can send an edited Office file in response without having to download, edit, and re-attach the new version.
- Word files: .doc, .docx, .dot
- Excel files: .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, (macro enabled Excel files), .xlt
- PowerPoint files: .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .pot
Modifying an Office file is simple by clicking a new "edit" button that appears next to the email attachment.