View .doc attachments right in your browser

Cross posted on the Gmail blog


If you receive Microsoft® Word files as attachments in Gmail, you can now view them with a single click — no need to download, save, and open files with a desktop application when all you want to do is have a peek. The Google Docs viewer that allows you to view .pdf, .ppt, and .tiff files in your browser now supports .doc and .docx formats too. Just click the “View” link at the bottom of a Gmail message and the viewer will take it from there.

If you decide you want to edit the file, clicking “Edit online” will open it in Google Docs, or you can download it to your desktop from there.

Posted by: Marc Miller, Software Engineer

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