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Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google)

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in Chrome-extensions, Pctips3000-series

If I think a little about the people I happen to meet here and there the conclusion is scary - most of them are using Microsoft Office despite the fact they only need to view some PowerPoint presentations from time to time and perform basic text editing. To make the problem even worse most of these people use some pirated Microsoft Office release they were able to find online or get from someone around them. If you're a Google Chrome user and need some way to view PowerPoint presentations PDF files and even various other formats there's no need to bother installing a bunch of viewers or using one Web-based tools for each different file type since Google's own Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer Chrome extension can take care of everything for you!

At this time Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google) is being used by almost 490000 people its last update being dated on the 16th of May. The current version number is 3.5 and the amount of languages that this Google Chrome extension is available in is nothing but impressive with a lot of not-so-popular languages/dialects included such as Romanian Estonian or Catalan. To finish this part about numbers I'll add that the current rating of Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer (by Google) is 4.22/5 stars after no less than 1659 ratings. Pretty good if you ask me...

... and if you're expecting to hear a whole story about the features of this extension I am sorry to disappoint you: basically this piece of code has one major purpose - you install it mess with its settings forget about it and enjoy the benefits nothing more! All I'll add here today is that Docs PDF/Powerpoint Viewer can handle PDF AI PSD Apple Pages fonts Excel PowerPoint and a bunch of other formats simply by taking you to Google Docs Viewer and using it to open them - how cool is this? I'll let you see for yourselves how cool this is because I have to go mess with some PowerPoint presentations a friend of mine sent me some time ago but I didn't manage to check until now... ;)