Google has released a plugin for Chrome 27, called the Chrome Office Viewer, "click to download" to support the direct opening of Office documents in multiple formats in a browser. The plugin currently supports only chrome Beta.
Users can now download the plugin in the Chrome online store, which allows Chrome to open Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint documents directly in the browser, just as you can open a PDF document directly in Chrome.
The file formats supported by the Chrome Office Viewer include. doc,. docx,. xls,. xlsx,. ppt,. pptx.
Google has previously implemented the direct opening of Microsoft Office documents in Chrombook's browser, which now brings the benefits to all chrome users. Without worrying about security when using the Chrome Office Viewer, Google says that, like opening Web pages and PDFs, Google adds special sandbox protection to the process of opening Office documents.