Google Docs Stops Office 97-2003 Support

Do you use one of the Office versions between Office 97 to Office 2003 documents in Google Docs? Well, you may be out of luck unless you install a compatibility plugin from Microsoft.

“Microsoft has a compatible plug-in to work with older Office versions.”

A blog published by Google Apps team mentioned that Google will stop support for the above mentioned Office versions on Oct 01.

From the blog:

Docs: The built-in exporting feature from Google Docs to Microsoft Office will now allow users to download Google documents as modern Office formats (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx), as opposed to the older formats (.doc, .xls, .ppt) that were standard in Office 97-2003. For users who still use Office 97-2003, we recommend installing the free compatibility plugin from Microsoft, which will allow them to open modern Office file types.