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Google Docs caves to MS Office 2007 file formats

But misses out PowerPoint 2007

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Google has finally added support for Microsoft’s Word and Excel 2007 default file formats to its online Docs office suite.

Mountain View confirmed the move yesterday. However, support for PowerPoint 2007’s file format remains out in the cold.

The firm has added .docx and .xlsx to the list of file formats Google Docs accepts for uploading documents.

Google already provides support in its online rival to MS Office for .doc, .odt, .xls, .ods, .ppt, .csv, .html, .txt, .rtf and others.

Previously, users who attempted to import the .docx and .xlsx associated files - which use the somewhat controversial Open XML format - into Google Docs were told the service didn’t support those file types.

Gmail and Google search users have already been able to open the formats after it added its HTML-document viewer in 2008, but the company doesn’t appear to have any plans to allow the file types to be directly opened in its web mail service anytime soon. ®

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