Just a few days ago Google extended its range of file support for Google Docs. Previously you could hardly see Office files like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
While it is read only, Google demonstrates its insistence on giving Chrome greater operating system capabilities from the cloud. You would also expect these features to be added to the ability to view files online without loading them to Google Docs. We can also see how it is moving towards trends in high demand, such as Office and Adobe, but also towards future potential niches such as support for Apple files.
Neither should be excited much, if you can see the files in a vector way, zoom in, zoom out, send it as attachment or share it with others. But search routines within the document work, support layouts; Of course, we never expect editing.
For all 12 are the formats that have been added or improved, although some of these were already supported, Google has added greater online display and display capabilities.
For office applications:
- .xls and .xlsx (Excel)
- .doc and .doc (Word) and .pages for Apple
- .pptx (Powerpoint)
For graphic design:
- .ai (Adobe Illustrator)
- .psd (Adobe Photoshop)
- .svg (Scalable Vector Graphics)
- .eps and .ps (PostScript)
- .ttf (TrueType)
- .dxf (AutoCAD, Microstation)
- .xps (XML Paper Specification)
I think they are important steps, the case of the dxf is just a basic leap. But it is not in the case of files for graphic design.