Google Apps No Longer Supports Export to Old Format of Office Files as of January 31, 2013

posted Sep 28, 2012, 8:53 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 10, 2014, 7:24 AM by Frederick Kennedy ]

Google will discontinue support of Google Docs exported in Office 1997-2003 format (.doc, .xls, .ppt) on January 31, 2013 -- an extension of the original date of October 1, 2012. After January 31, 2013, if you access Google Docs or Google Drive and attempt to download a document, existing office format download options  (docx, xslx, pptx) are still supported in addition to any other existing options.

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  • Academic Affairs
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  • President's Office
  • Office of Diversity

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