How to open .doc/any office files with the Chrome browser

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Rez Huq, Jun 6, 2021.

  1. Rez Huq

    Rez Huq MDL Novice

    Apr 26, 2021
    #1 Rez Huq, Jun 6, 2021
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
    Hi, I know, it is easily possible to open .pdf files in Chrome without download it first. However, for google search results, I'm also looking for similiar native functionalities/settings to open .doc(s)/any office files directly in chrome to get first glance without downloading and open it with MS Office.
    Extension suggestion/any workaround is also welcome. Even opening with Google docs is also welcome but not preferred.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
  2. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

    Nov 26, 2012
    @Rez Huq
    I don't know of any browser that has this feature or has ever had one.
    Therefore, you must have the program/app installed (the simplest and smallest of these is Atlantis Word Processor) or you must use web-based services that do not require the installation of any additional programs. And there are many on the web that you can use.
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