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Google Drive Plug-In For Microsoft Office
Posted by Patricia Goodman on 14 September 2015 09:01 AM

With the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, you can access Microsoft file that are in your Google Drive from within the Microsoft applications. (This feature is currently only available for Windows computers.) Once it is installed, you will see a new “Google Drive” Ribbon in your Microsoft applications. And, when you click on the File menu and choose Open, you will also see Google Drive as an option to open files from. This plug-in will allow you to open your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents that are stored in Drive, then save any changes back to Drive.  To get the plug-in, go to:

  • click on the Download button, and click on Accept and Install
  • by default the download should save to your Downloads folder. If it saves to a different location, go to that location and find the installer.
  • double click on the installer to run it
  • when the installation completes, click the Close button
  • open Word
  • you will see a Google Drive Plug-In for Microsoft Office window appear. Click on Get Started.
  • sign in to Google with your GC email address and password
  • click the Allow button to grant Google drive access
  • click on Done
  • now, when you click on Open Other Documents, or click on the File menu and choose Open, or click on the Google Drive ribbon, you can access your Microsoft files that are stored in Drive
  • when you make changes to a file, choosing to Save will save the changes back to Google Drive

If you are experiencing problems installing the plug-in, or need assistance with using it, contact the Help Desk at (574) 535-7700.


9/14/15 pg 


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