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Google Docs and Sheets updated, edit MS Office files and see a hint of the new design

Google Docs and Google Sheets{.nofollow} both have updates pushing out in force, and while neither has Android Wear support baked in — we can't even imagine that one — they have two things that were announced at Google I/O — support for Microsoft Office documents and a hint of the new Material Design language.

What's New for Google Sheets

  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft Excel files.
  • View charts, insert formulas, and use find/replace.

What's New for Google Docs

  • Open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents

As you can see in the image at the top of the page, we also get some of that new paper and ink shadowy sexy that is Material Design, complete with the FAB (Floating Action Button). We like what we see here, both in the new features as well as the UI. Keep it coming Google!

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