There are a few special considerations for opening files that were created in Google Apps and converted into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files. In this video, talk about Protected View and Compatibility Mode. Protected View is intended as a safeguard against viruses in files that you download from the web. Compatibility Mode is what you see when you open an Office file that was not saved in the same version of Office that you are running. Both of these are variables that you will need to address when opening files that have been converted from Google Apps.
- [Narrator] When you take a file…from one of the Google apps,…and you convert and download it as an Office file,…you're going to need to jump through a few hoops…to open it up and edit it in Office.…It's really not difficult,…but I want you to understand what's going on.…So I'm going to go into the 'exercise files' folder,…and you can follow along if you have the exercise files.…In this sub-folder labeled 'converted from Google,'…I have the same files that we saw in another movie…when I converted by Google Ads documents…to Office documents.…So I'll start by double-clicking on this Word document…to open that up.…
Now in general, this looks okay,…but there's something here that does not quite look right.…Up here at the top, it says that I'm opening this file…in protected view.…Office has a way of recognizing that files…have been downloaded from the web.…And of course, downloading files from the web…is one of the most common ways to get viruses…on your computer.…So to protect you from possible virus threats,…Office does this with every document…
This course is intended for end users of Office 365 Business or Enterprise, not Office 365 Home or Student users.
- Understanding the types of Office 365 accounts
- Managing collaborative conversations with Teams
- Working in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
- Touring the interface in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Working with formatting tools
- Co-authoring documents from OneDrive or SharePoint
- Sharing files and co-authoring in Skype for Business