Google Docs Now Supports More File Types

    June 1, 2009
    Chris Crum

Google announced today that it has added a couple filetypes to its list of supported ones. The new additions are .xlsx and .docx files.

Recalling his first encounter with Google Docs, Anil Sabharwal on the Google Docs Blog writes:

Well, it didn’t take long for me to start telling everyone I knew (and even some people I didn’t!) about my experience with Docs. But there was one recurring question from my friends – how do I get my Word and Excel 2007 documents into the cloud?

Today, I’m happy to be able to answer their question: we’ve added .docx and .xlsx to the list of file formats that we accept for uploading documents (which already included .doc, .odt, xls, .ods, .ppt, .csv, .html, .txt, .rtf, and others).

Google Docs - Upload File and Convert

All you have to do to import the files is click the "upload" button in the Docs List menu, and select the file. Google Docs will then convert it.

Google Docs - Upload File and Convert

For those who wish to upload multiple files, the Google Docs List Data API allows client apps to upload documents to Google Docs and list them in the form of Google Data API feeds. More info on that is available here.