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Gmail: it is now possible to modify an Office file directly in emails

Gmail makes the life of its users easier. It is now possible to modify a Microsoft Office file directly in the body of an email. This is excellent news, since it will save a lot of tedious operations and save time.

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Gmail will make life much easier for its users, especially professionals, with this new update. Google’s service allows you to modify an Office document, such as a Word or Excel file, directly in the attachment. A feature until then only for Google Docs or Sheets documents.

Thus, when you receive a Word or Excel document in an email, it will be possible to modify it by directly opening the attachment, then resending it immediately, without changing the format of the document or leaving the Gmail window. A way to save precious minutes for an operation which was tedious until then. Indeed, you had to download Office documents to modify them, then reattach the attached document to send it back. Not practical. It was also possible to import them into Google Drive to modify them.

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Now Office documents can be edited via Google Docs editor, without changing their format. Everything works smoother and faster. A welcome feature that will make life easier for many people who use Gmail for business purposes.

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Google does elsewhere everything to simplify the experience on its applications at the moment, at a time when teleworking has become the norm. For example, the Mountain View firm announced yesterday an overhaul of its search engine on Google Drive. It is now possible to more easily search for a document by typing its name or the name of the sender.

The new functionality of Gmail is therefore part of this logic. No need to use Google docs to go fast, or even download Office documents every time. A new way of proceeding which is already available on the service and which does not require any update on your part, the latter being activated automatically.