Now There’s a Chrome Plugin to View Microsoft Office Documents!

Made with the Chromebook in mind, but hey! It works in the Chrome browser too!

A speedy, more secure way to view Microsoft Office files directly in Chrome

“If you use a Chromebook, you’ve already been enjoying the ability to open Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly in your browser. Starting today, we’re excited to bring this same functionality to Chrome on Windows and Mac.

If you’re running Chrome Beta on Windows or Mac and install the Chrome Office Viewer (Beta) extension, you’ll be able to click a link to an Office file and open it directly in Chrome.

In addition to saving you time, the Chrome Office Viewer also protects you from malware delivered via Office files. Just like with web pages and PDFs, we’ve added a specialized sandbox to impede attackers who use compromised Office files to try to steal private information or monitor your activities.

To give it a try on Windows or Mac:

  • Get Chrome Beta
  • Install the Chrome Office Viewer (Beta) extension
  • Start clicking your favorite Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint slides on the web”

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