How to Edit Word Documents Directly in Docs Using a Chrome Extension

You don’t need to install Microsoft 365 to work with Office files! Just open and edit Office files on the web in one of the following ways:

  • Using a Chrome browser
  • From a Chromebook
  • From Google Docs, Sheets and Slides


  • Work with clients and customers who use Office files
  • Edit your old Office files, even if you no longer have the software
  • View and edit files without buying extra software

To edit Office files on your computer

If you’re using a Chromebook or the most recent versions of the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on your phone or tablet, you can already edit Office files!

If you’re using a computer:

  1. Download the Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides Chrome extension.
  2. From Google Drive, double-click any Office file to start editing.

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