Converting Excel Into Google Docs

How to view and edit Excel files without having Microsoft Office

1. Upload the Excel file into Google drive and then open it

2. If you want a quicker way to open the Excel file into Google Suites, you will need to install a Chrome extension called Office Editing for Docs, Sheets and Slides. This is an official extension from Google for opening Microsoft Office files into Google Suite Apps.

3. Once the extension is installed, any Microsoft files that you drag into Chrome, open in Gmail, Google Drive and more, will be opened in Docs, Sheets and Slides for viewing and editing.

4. Make sure you also have the Chrome Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps installed. Once you’ve installed the extension and the apps, change the default program for opening MS Office files to Chrome.

5. To change the default program, right-click a DOCX file and select Open with from the context menu. This will open a list of apps that can open the file. Select Chrome if it’s listed. If it isn’t in the list, scroll to end and select the option that lets you pick other installed apps on your computer. Search for and select the Chrome.exe file.

6. Once you’ve selected the app, enable the ‘Always use this app to open this type of file’ option.