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Google Docs - Chromebase

Operation Desktop & All In One Computers, Monitors, TVs Last Updated 11/17/2015
Google Docs - Chromebase

The LG Chromebase Monitor includes Google Docs, used to Create, Open, and Save Microsoft Office files. This allows for easy collaboration with friends, classmates, and/or co-workers.

Note: Office files can't be edited in the classic version of Google Drive. Please update your Chromebase or the Google Drive App if experiencing issues.



To edit Office files:

  1. Open Google Drive, either by pressing the Search  button on your keyboard, then clicking Google Drive  , by clicking Google Drive  directly from the shelf, or by visiting drive.google.com from the web browser.

  2. Double-click an Office file to edit it.

  3. You can also edit an Office file attached to email. In Gmail, open the email with the attached file, click on the attachment at the bottom to preview the file, then click Open to begin editing it.

  4. You can also use the Files App to locate the Office file, then double-click it to begin editing.


To check if files are in Office Compatibility Mode (can be edited with Google Docs):

  1. Open Google Drive, either by pressing the Search  button on your keyboard, then clicking Google Drive  , by clicking Google Drive  directly from the shelf, or by visiting drive.google.com from the web browser.

  2. Double-click an Office file you want to edit.

  3. Open the File menu.

  4. If Office Compatibility Mode appears in the File menu, the document can be edited with Google Docs. It can also be saved for collaboration with others.


To Setup Collaboration with others:

  1. Open Google Drive, either by pressing the Search  button on your keyboard, then clicking Google Drive  , by clicking Google Drive  directly from the shelf, or by visiting drive.google.com from the web browser.

  2. Double-click an Office file you want to share.

  3. Open the File menu.

  4. Click Share.

  5. From the Share menu, you can quickly add participants by entering their Google email address or Name, then clicking Done (you can also set quick permission levels with the button next to the text field).

  6. You can also click the small Advanced link near the bottom right to customize the sharing environment (set permissions, access share link, share via social media, etc.).


  • Supported File Types:
    • .doc, .docx
    • .xls, .xlsx
    • .ppt, .pptx

    Note: Supported file types are constantly being added, and several formats can be converted to a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides format. Refer to Convert a file to Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides for further assistance.

  • Office files saved in formats previous to Office 2007 will need to be upgraded to a newer version before editing (Office 95 or higher required for conversion).
  • Non-working files may be corrupt or password-protected.
  • File size limits can change over time. Make sure your files adhere to the current Google Docs file size requirements.
  • The Native Client plug-in must be enabled. Type about:plugins into the browser's address bar to ensure Native Client is enabled.
  • If using Google Docs from the browser, try to refresh the browser page.
  • Try to close the Files, Drive, and any editing apps (Docs, Sheets, etc.) that may be open, then try to open the file again.
  • If the issue persists, restart your Chromebase.

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