MacNN | Google adds Chrome extension for viewing Office files
Mac News Network View: Standard | Headlines | Categorized | Slim
Mac News Network
Mac News iPod News Reviews Forums
 

Desktop Headlines
Google adds Chrome extension for viewing Office files
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 3:27pm

Google has released a beta Office Viewer extension for the Mac and Windows editions of Chrome. The add-on requires either the Chrome 27 beta or the latest Canary release, but enables viewing Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files within Chrome instead of separately. To protect against trojan attacks the extension is sandboxed, limiting the reach of any malicious code hackers might insert into a document.



Google's plans for the extension are unknown. It will likely emerge from beta at the same time as Chrome 27, but as official software it could also be integrated directly into Chrome, whether 27 or a later version. Chrome 27 is due to be finished in May.

Comments on this Article
Print Friendly Version
Email to a Friend
Add MacNN to Your RSS Feeds
Buy from the Apple Store


Related Stories:

Today's MacNN Stories:

  • Ive says Apple Watch dates back three years, a 'difficult' project - 3:25 PM EST
  • Apple updates Developer tool Xcode, new OS X Server 4.0 preview seed - 2:56 PM EST
  • Apple TV firmware updates with new look, Beats Music, Family Sharing - 2:30 PM EST
  • Apple updates first-party apps with iOS 8 support, minor improvements - 1:47 PM EST
  • Brief held for politicians in DC over Apple privacy, data security - 1:35 PM EST
  • Swaive debuts Bluetooth-connected ear thermometer for iOS - 1:34 PM EST
  • Foxconn workers in Brazil strike over pay, lack of career structure - 1:31 PM EST
  • iOS 8 now live, adds features like Health app, Extensions, Continuity - 1:21 PM EST
  • HealthKit problem prompting Apple to pull some third-party apps - 1:04 PM EST
  • Pre-release iPhone 6, 6 Plus reviews generally positive - 12:04 PM EST
  • Next Apple press event targeted for mid- to late October, source says - 10:27 AM EST
  • Foxconn operating 'around the clock' trying to meet iPhone 6 demand - 9:23 AM EST
  • Logitech enters home automation with array of new Harmony products - 9:01 AM EST
  • Dropbox halts automatic backups over iOS 8 compatibility issue - 7:02 AM EST
  • Briefly: Virgin Media iOS app update, Goat Simulator on mobile - 6:13 AM EST
  • Logitech launches G910 Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard - 5:21 AM EST
  • Briefly: Paper by FiftyThree update, Readdle updates for iOS 8 - 2:00 AM EST
  • Athentech unveils Perfectly Clear 2.0 at Photokina expo - 1:30 AM EST
  • Apple to extend iCloud security, add passwords for third-party apps - 12:14 AM EST

    Today's iPodNN Stories:
  • Briefly: Epson Mopria Support, Tonido personal cloud for Android - 2:14 PM EST
  • Amazon websites leak details of Kindle Voyage with 300dpi display - 11:51 AM EST
  • Motorola enables Moto Maker customization in UK, e-mails designs - 8:05 AM EST
  • Sony smartphone sales poor, company taking $2.1B impairment charge - 7:44 AM EST
  • Briefly: Spotify on Amazon Fire TV, Chrome OS to cast Drive videos - 5:42 PM EST
  • No comments posted on this story yet. Please post yours.
    Your Comments
    In order to post comments, you must be a registered member of the MacNN Forums and logged in. Please login with your MacNN Forums username and password.

    MacNN Forums Login:

    MacNN Forums Password:

    Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.