Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Examining the difference in file types, part of Migrating from Office 2013 to Google Apps.
- Google Docs contains its own format of word processing,…spread sheets, and presentations.…Those files have their own file extensions…that are different than their Microsoft Office counterparts.…A Microsoft Office document that can be converted…to a Google doc will have the file extension .docx…or .doc.…A Google Doc file ends with the extension .gdoc, gdoc.…However, even if the files have the same name, you'll…be able to tell the difference by the icon…when browsing your files online.…
I'm going to switch to a list view so that you can see…the file names a little more clearly and the icons.…Here you can see a Google Doc icon, while underneath it…is a Microsoft Word icon.…Also, Google Doc files won't have a visible extension online…such as this New Hire doc.…Here you can only see that the Word document…has a visible extension.…It's got a file extension of .docx.…An Excel file has an extension .xls or .xlsx.…
That can be converted to Google Sheets.…And for Power Point presentations, files that have…the extension .ppt or .pptx can be converted…
- Understanding security and storage space on Google Drive
- Uploading and downloading files
- Converting files
- Sharing files with others
- Suggesting edits instead of tracking changes
- Replacing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with Google apps
- Switching from Outlook to Gmail and Google Calendar
- Running the Google Migration
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will this course help me migrate from Office 365 to Google apps?
A: It will if you use the desktop version of Office 365. If you use the Office 365 apps online through a web browser only, this course will be helpful in terms of general concepts, but there are enough differences between the desktop and online versions of Office that many specific instructions won't apply.