The following are free alternatives to subscribing to Microsoft’s Office 365 software suite. SMSI supports the use of Google Apps in our learning environment, and as you’ll see in the first recommended solution, you can import, edit and export any Office files using Google Docs.
Solution 1. Import + Export via Google Docs
Did you know you can import, edit, and export and Office files via Google Docs?
See this Google tutorial for more info on importing and exporting Microsoft Office documents (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) in Google Docs:
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Pros: You can use the Google Docs suite that’s supported by your SMSI Google account. No additional software is necessary.
Cons: This solution is online-only, and requires an import and export step if you want to share files interchangeably with Office users.