How can I sync offline MS Office with Google Apps?

roninstrategy May 4, 2012
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I think I have a problem to solve which is common to anyone who wants to (a) sync documents across devices, (b) have offline and online versions, (c) be able to use MS Office offline, and GoogleApps online.

I have set up 3 GoogleApps accounts. I’m looking for the ability to be able to edit and sync both offline and online backups of all my documents, images, etc – in both Office and Google formats – across all my GoogleApps accounts, across both desktop and android devices!

I do a lot of editing of documents in MS Office which are not compatible with Google Docs. Can Google Drive back these up on the cloud for access from any machine?

And can I backup GoogleDocs offline (on my laptop), in case I want to work on these documents when I don’t have internet connectivity.

I was thinking that a combination of e.g. Google Apps, GoogleDrive and SycDocs may do the trick.

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  1. Susendeep Dutta
    May 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    You can only view documents and spreadsheets only in offline mode and can't edit them.

    More information -

    http://support.google.com/docs/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1628467

    How To Use Google Docs Offline -

    http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-use-google-docs-offline-2011-9#first-head-to-docsgooglecom-and-sign-in-then-click-the-gear-in-the-top-right-corner-and-click-set-up-docs-offline-1

    If you are planning to use Google Drive to backup your docs,it'll disappoint you.It only provides links to your documents to be opened in Google Chrome browser.Click on the link below to know more -

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/6854910/Hands-on-Google-Drive

    Although you can open docs created in MS Office in drive using third party app ( Smartsheet - 30 day free trial),it works only in online mode -

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57422601-93/how-googles-drive-helps-kill-microsofts-office/

    In short,if you want to work offline with your docs,use MS office and if online,upload the docs to Google drive and open it with third party app to edit it online.