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OffiSync merges the worlds of Microsoft Office and Google Docs

OffiSync is a plug-in for Microsoft Office 2003, 2007, and 2010 that allows you to easily access your Google Docs or Google Apps right from within Microsoft Office. After the plug-in is downloaded, it adds an OffiSync toolbar to Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

offisync toolbar

From the OffiSync toolbar you can:

  • Open and save documents to your Google Docs or Google Apps accounts
  • Share documents with others
  • Co-author documents in real-time
  • Use Google Search to find your documents or to search the Web
  • Collaborate with others

To learn about more features, see the OffiSync demo video.

To get started

  1. Close all Office programs.
  2. Download OffiSync (works with Windows 7, Windows XP, and Vista).
  3. Install the plug-in.
  4. Open an Office program such as Microsoft Word.
  5. Click the OffiSync tab.
  6. Click Settings and then click Accounts.
  7. Click Activate to accept the license terms.
  8. Click Add.
  9. In the User/Email box, type your complete Gmail address (demo@gmail.com is used below).

    offisync login

  10. In the Password box, type your Gmail password. (Note: This will connect you to both your Google Docs and Google Sites accounts.)
  11. Click Close.
  12. Click Open or Save to begin accessing your Google Docs or Google Apps from within Microsoft Office.