Edit files stored in Drive directly in Microsoft Office

To download and install the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office

  1. Go to the Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office page.
  2. Download and install the plug-in.

To open and edit existing Drive files in Microsoft Office

  1. In Microsoft Office, go to your Open options and select Google Drive.
  2. Choose any file stored in Drive to start editing it. Any changes you make are automatically saved in Drive.

To store newly created Office files in Drive

  1. In Microsoft Office, create new documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.
  2. To store your new file in Drive, click Save to Drive and follow the instructions from there.
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