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How to Convert MS Office Files into Google Docs Format

Nowadays, the Chromebook is becoming popular among students and professionals. Earlier time, users who used to use Microsoft Office now use Google Docs on their Chromebooks. So it’s important to convert MS Office Files into Google Docs compatible files for users who want to use Chromebook as a full-time Machine.

I will show how to convert MS Office Files into Google Docs in your Chromebook. You can do it one file at a go or all the files combined. Google Docs supports a drag-drop function for converting MS Office Files.


Launch the Google Drive from the bottom app launcher menu of your Chromebook. You can also open Google Drive from the Chrome browser Extension Manager.

Google Drive From the App Launcher
Google Drive From the App Launcher


Now, you have to go to the settings menu.

Google Drive Setting Menu
Google Drive Setting Menu


From the settings menu, Go to the general tab and ensure that the checkmark is selected on ” Convert Uploads”

Select Convert Uploads in Google Drive


Now it’s time to drag and drop a file or a folder of files from the Desktop into Google Drive.

Now Drag and Drop the MS Office files
Now Drag and Drop the MS Office files


An uploading progress bar will appear to show the files are uploading and converting. Depending on how many files are uploaded from the desktop into Google Drive, this will take a moment.

How to Convert Microsoft Office Files to Google Docs on Your Chromebook
Uploading Progress Bar

Final Result

After successful completion, you can find all the docs on your Google Drive. You can see your file’s “.doc” extension on the drive.

This is how you can quickly convert all types of Microsoft Office files ( MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel ).

Do you like this simple tutorial? Feel free to share your experiences and suggestions about your Chromebook and Google Apps in the comment below.

Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan
Mehedi Hasan is a passionate enthusiast for technology. He admires all things tech and loves to help others understand the fundamentals of Linux, servers, networking, and computer security in an understandable way without overwhelming beginners. His articles are carefully crafted with this goal in mind - making complex topics more accessible.


  1. Great tutorial! I’ve been trying to convert my MS Office files to Google Docs format for a while now, and this post made it so much easier. I especially appreciated the step-by-step instructions and the screenshots. It’s amazing how much time and effort this can save us. Thanks for sharing!


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