How to turn Google Chrome into a Microsoft Office-loving browser?

A Google Chrome extension from Microsoft makes the life easier for Microsoft Office Online users. Windows user who prefers Google’s Chrome browser is one of the best browsers today and extreme superior to Internet Explorer.

officelogo-100639225-largeThe MS Office Online extension permeates Chrome with an Office first mandate and gives you one click access to the Office documents. It gets started by installing the MS Office Online extension from the Chrome Web Store. After that type chrome://extensions into the address bar and scrolls down until you see the listing for MS Office Online. If you desire to upload documents to One Drive from the hard drive with the help of drag and drop then click on the box which says “Allow access to file URLs.” Once that’s done, close the extensions tab and then select the Office logo to sign in to the extension with the Microsoft account. You can use also a free Microsoft account or your business account. The Office Online Chrome extension gives you easy access to the Office documents.chromesettingsofficeonline-100639220-large

Once you have signed in and then click on the Office logo which will show you your the latest documents. At the top of the extension’s drop down window, you will see many options to create a new document with the help of Office Online. The extension can support all the major MS Office file types such as PowerPoint, OneNote, Word, MS Excel, etc. The MS Office Online extension also has an alternative to open a document in MS Office Online which is either stored in One Drive or saved to the local drive. Further than the basics, the MS Office Online extension allows you to drag and drop files into the browser that automatically uploads them to OneDrive.officeonlinechrome-100639221-smallIt also provides you to adjust your settings as described above. Also, when you run across MS Office document formats on a web page like resumes or academic papers, then they will automatically open in MS Office Online and PDF files will persist to open in Chrome’s native viewer. In the future, Microsoft may hold up to Chrome with the new Edge browser in Windows 10. For the moment, however, most of us need tools like Office Online which integrate Microsoft’s digital ecosystem with third party apps.