We can now confirm that Google Workspace is better than Microsoft 365. For users of Google Workspace, editing Microsoft Office files like Word docs and Excel spreadsheets should become much easier.
In order to address concerns with overwriting and content restoration, the business has announced a number of changes to how Workspace users interact with Microsoft Office files, including better notifications about file type and editing.
In the future, Google Workspace users will notice a variety of new notifications and warnings if they open a Microsoft Office formatted file in Office editing mode, as detailed in an updated blog post.
Why Google Workspace is better than Microsoft 365
According to Google, the warnings, which will show up across Docs, Sheets, and Slides, will help users understand any discrepancies they may notice and assist them in editing or restoring text.
A new Office-formatted notice that warns of compatibility information that will show up during your time in a document, spreadsheet, or slide deck is one of the notifications. These problems might worsen and cause compatibility problems or prevent the use of some Office features.
A pop-up notice will also be launched. Allowing users to instantly examine and restore previous versions of the document, spreadsheet, or slide deck. Additionally, users will be able to see a document’s version history and, if necessary, roll back to a particular version.
According to Google, the new editing notifications will always be displayed when a user opens a Microsoft Office document. It will be enabled by default.
Within the next few weeks, the update should be accessible to all Google Workspace subscribers. As well as to users with personal accounts and traditional G Suite Basic and Business customers.
The change represents Google Workspace’s most recent attempt to close the gap between itself and Microsoft Office.
Customers would now gain access to the ability to edit Microsoft Office files from within Google Workspace. All this without the requirement for an internet connection, enhancing functionality and increasing user productivity everywhere.