I’m a big fan of Google Docs, to such an extent that I don’t have any productivity suite installed on my Mac at home – I just use Google Docs for everything. This is why I was happy to read that Google is adding 12 new file types to Google Docs Viewer, the tool you’ve been using so far to open PDF files that you found online or were attached to an email message.
The 12 new file types supported by Google Docs Viewer are the following:
- 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)
Thanks to the support for these types, from now on you’ll be able to open all the major Microsoft Office formats (DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS and XLSX) plus a bunch of important document and image formats like PSD and AI right in Google Docs Viewer – a faster and safer option that downloading them to your hard drive and opening them on your computer.