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Topic # 100567 13-Apr-2012 14:23

Hi,

Is anyone using Google cloud for microsoft office?
We are starting to need some sort of basic document collaboration software at work - very small organisation with around 10 people that may occasionally need to access/revise shared documents.

Someone suggested MS sharepoint - so after looking at that I decided it looks overkill for us.
The basic setup and install alone looks awfull!

So then I found Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office and was using it within a couple of minutes of installing the word toolbar.
'Nice' I thought - and look at all those 'large' businesses that are using it.

Then I saw the immediate drawback was that the word plugin shows all documents that are in the cloud - in one big list. Doesnt seem to support google's 'collections' at all.

Found a couple of people asking if this is planned - to which the google person on the forum said - 'probably - one day'.

Is it just me or does this seem like quite a drawback to what otherwise seems like a really neat product? 




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  Reply # 608807 13-Apr-2012 15:30 Send private message

What about Windows Live Skydrive?

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  Reply # 608809 13-Apr-2012 15:40 Send private message

allan: What about Windows Live Skydrive?


This. Sharing works well too.  You have access to Word, Powerpoint, Excel and Onenote on the cloud for free.

Edit - You can also look at office 365. 






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  Reply # 608856 13-Apr-2012 16:50

Thanks guys - looked at some microsoft stuff a while ago - I will check this out.




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  Reply # 611636 19-Apr-2012 08:09 Send private message

Have you thought of just moving docs that are up for revision into google docs and sharing the link (you only need one account) then once everone has updated and approved move it back to a word doc, this is the current process I use. Only drawback is some more elaborate formatting and features of word dont translate.

Cyril



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  Reply # 611981 19-Apr-2012 15:39

cyril7: Have you thought of just moving docs that are up for revision into google docs and sharing the link (you only need one account) then once everone has updated and approved move it back to a word doc, this is the current process I use. Only drawback is some more elaborate formatting and features of word dont translate.

Cyril


I looked at the MS alternatives - will have to get office 2010 because they dont seem to support older versions.

Regarding the above - just install the Google cloud connect fro MS office - It lets you access the document in MS office - you dont need to use the google document editor. Though the link you are mentioning may make it open in google docs editor...




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  Reply # 611986 19-Apr-2012 15:47 Send private message

Hi, the link will let you download it as a .doc but you cannot pass it back up again. The link is intended for editing in the web app.

If you enabled PM's I could send a colabrative doc to you

Cyril

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