Edit MS Office Files In Drive

posted Jul 14, 2014, 5:25 AM by Jennifer Mruk   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 6:09 AM by Rita Girardi ]

UPDATED AUGUST 27: Office files can only be edited in the new Google Drive, which became available to UMICH users in late July. You can get the new Google Drive by clicking on the Settings menu and choosing Experience the new Drive.


Google's Office Compatibility Mode (OCM) is now available to UMICH users. OCM lets you open and edit Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides when using the Chrome browser, a Chromebook, or from the Docs, Sheets, and Slides app. Real time collaboration is not possible with OCM; you should continue to convert Office files to Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to collaborate in real time.