Google Workspace: Editing Microsoft Office Files

Edit Microsoft Office Files in Google AppsOne of the things that has prevented some organizations from making the switch to Google Workspace is the fact that they still would need to maintain and/or purchase Microsoft Office licenses for most of their users.

However, Office licenses may only be needed for a few power users within an organization, as there are two ways that any user can open and edit Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint files using Google Drive. “Power users” can include those who work with very large Excel spreadsheets or who rely on macros within certain Excel spreadsheets. It can also include those who need to exchange redlined Word documents with third parties.

There are two ways that Google Workspace users can edit Office files without the need for Office software.

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15 Reasons to Move Your Business From Free Gmail to Google Workspace

Updated: December 21, 2020

Free Gmail vs. Google Workspace (formerly G Suite)Let’s say you’ve been using free Gmail accounts for your business communications. Your email addresses may resemble one or more of these:

abbottsolar@gmail.com
solar-lisa94@gmail.com
abbottsupport@gmail.com

Your employees may even be using assorted Yahoo Mail and cable company email addresses for business purposes.

However, your business is growing and you want to start to use more professional looking email addresses such as:

jabbott@abbottsolar.com
lisa@abbottsolar.com
support@abbottsolar.com


Consider this:

Potential customers are more likely to do business with a company that uses professional email addresses than one that uses consumer freemail addresses.

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How To Create And Embed A Poll Using Google Forms

Updated: November 5, 2018
 

Google Poll Using FormsWith Google Forms, it’s easy to embed surveys, polls and other types of questionnaires into your website.
 

We created a Google poll using Google Forms and embedded it below. If you answer the question, you’ll be able to see how others answered the same question simply by clicking the See previous responses link after you submit your response.

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9 Reasons Companies Select Google Workspace

Google is a household name for internet search. Most people are aware of consumer Gmail. However, many businesspeople are not aware of Google’s suite of applications for business, Google Workspace (formerly G Suite).

“Gone Google” is a term Google coined for companies that have adopted Google Workspace. At the time of publication of this post, Google states that over 5 million companies have gone Google. With over 125 million businesses in the world, there’s clearly some upside for Google.

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6 Google Slides Tips & Tricks

Google SlidesUpdated: August 14, 2019

Google Slides allows you to collaboratively create business presentations with others in your organization.

With Google’s continuous delivery of new features and functionality, there are always new ways to make your presentations more effective.

Here are some tips and tricks for getting more out of Google Slides.

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Moving to Gmail for Business: Migration Options

Moving to Gmail for BusinessIf you are thinking about moving from your current email provider to business Gmail for your organization, you’re probably wondering what would be involved with associating existing users’ email addresses, which are in a name@yourcompany.com type format, with a new Google Workspace account.

Also, what’s the best way to get your users’ often years worth of sent and received email into their Gmail accounts?

A move to business Gmail involves a number of technical tasks. However, this post is designed to provide a mainly non-technical overview of the tasks and options involved.

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