Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Google Docs Supports More File Formats

Google Docs just received another great update, now .xlsx and .docx documents (Office 2007 files) can be uploaded and converted to Docs. Prior to this, if a document was in these formats, it would have to be converted to another format such as .doc or .odt and then uploaded. This can get really time consuming if your dealing with 100's of documents (it happened to me last semester). The only thing that is missing for me using Docs all of the time is the incorporation of an equation editor and larger file formats. The lab manuals that I prepare every year are over 200 pages filled with graphics and text, Docs just can't handle them. Hopefully the future (and Wave) will bring these features.