12 More File Types Added to Google Docs Viewer

Google has updated Google Docs Viewer to now include 12 more file types.

For those not familiar with Google Docs Viewer, it is the system that Google uses to allow you to read documents found in emails without downloading the attachments, or at least thats one way to use it. Rather than cluttering your harddrive with a bunch of documents you have downloaded, the Docs Viewer lets you quickly view them in GMail for example where a webpage opens containing the document. Once verified as safe and correct, you can download if needed.

The 12 new file types include the following:
* Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX)
* Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 / 2010 (.PPTX)
* Apple Pages (.PAGES)
* Adobe Illustrator (.AI)
* Adobe Photoshop (.PSD)
* Autodesk AutoCad (.DXF)
* Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG)
* PostScript (.EPS, .PS)
* TrueType (.TTF)
* XML Paper Specification (.XPS)

As well as being able to open docs in the viewer, they are also compatible in Google Docs as well as when being embedded from Docs in to a website.

One of the above file types that could come in handy is the .PSD that allows Photo Shop work to be quickly viewed. We expect Google to carry on updating as new formats are added or older ones are updates.

Via: Mashable

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