Saturday, February 19, 2011

Google Docs Viewer Now Opens 12 More File Types

Google’s online document viewer is getting better by the day. Today, Google added support for 12 more file types including the remaining Microsoft Office formats – the ones that were missing till now were Office 2007/2010 file formats  – as well as Apple Pages, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Autodesk AutoCad, and Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) among many others.

While users can edit documents such as Word and spreadsheets on Google Docs Viewer, for the rest of the formats, it functions strictly on read-only mode. I tested the new capabilities by uploading a Photoshop PSD file. The rendering is not faithful, but as a simple viewer it does the job. You can’t edit it anyway.


Here are the new file types that you can now view on Google Docs.

  • Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
  • Apple Pages (.PAGES)
  • Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
  • Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
  • Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
  • Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
  • PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
  • TrueType (.TTF)
  • XML Paper Specification (.XPS)


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