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Many utilize Office editing mode to collaborate on Microsoft Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. 

Google is improving the notifications you see when editing a Microsoft Office-formatted file. 

Specific updates include: 

  • An Office-formatted warning symbol for compatibility details that will appear throughout your entire time within a document, spreadsheet, or slide deck. This indicates potential compatibility issues or if any Office features are unavailable.


Example of a document without known compatibility issues 

  • An option to easily view and restore earlier versions of the document, spreadsheet, or slide deck. New options to view version history and restore a document