Google Docs Viewer is a free and useful service by Google, which lets you quickly view documents online without leaving your browser. It saves time and frees you from the task of downloading files, then open and read them with a relevant program.
Until now, Google Docs Viewer used to support 3 major file formats namely: PDFs, Microsoft Word documents (.DOC, .DOCX) and PowerPoint presentations (.PPT). Google Docs viewer has now added support for 12 new file types listed below:
- 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)
It also adds quick viewing capabilities for many of the most popular and highly-requested document and image types. In Gmail, these types of attachments will now show a “View” link, and clicking on this link will bring up the Google Docs Viewer.
via [Official Gmail Blog]