Google to Microsoft on Office vs. Docs: Oh Yeah?

“Google’s hackles are raised over Microsoft’s claim that Google Docs doesn’t work well with Office files, and in fact, has a tendency to butcher Office’s page design elements. Alex Payne, Director, Online Product Management, Microsoft, said Office and Google Docs don’t play well together because Google Docs converts Office files into a different file format for viewing and editing, which strips out fonts, styles, charts, and other page elements. On Wednesday, Google said it has made a lot of progress in maintaining document fidelity when importing Microsoft Office documents into Google Docs. But Google apparently also sees some irony in Microsoft’s reasoning.”


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