Microsoft has revealed a new video which takes a jab at Google Docs. Microsoft argues that Google Docs does not deliver your Office documents the way you created them on the desktop, which creates a frustrating issue and lacks style.
“Meet our man in this video. He put his heart and soul into preparing for his proposal. You can imagine his frustration when it doesn’t turn out exactly as he intended. Don’t lose your mojo by using Google Docs to share documents. Share your information and ideas with Office Web Apps,” Microsoft stated in an official blog post.
Microsoft offers several scenarios in which the Office documents have issues in Google Docs:
- Critical information in Excel spreadsheet cells disappear. My budget formulas display “ERROR!”, and I look like I find second-grade math challenging.
- The newsletter I’m pulling together loses its charts, so I’m only updating people with half of the information that parents in the school district care about.
- Images are lost on invitations, leaving friends feeling ‘flat’ about the party that we know will be the best Daytona 500 event we’ve ever had!
- Turning to my work at the office on a document, tracked changes disappear and the ‘Comments’ are not tied to the sources. The message doesn’t flow, to say the least. My focus and influence are questionable… Uggh.
- I’m updating my bio, getting ready to present at an event. Formatting including tabs, paragraph spacing and page margins move around and some drop off. I look ridiculously unprofessional, and I’ve lost the emphasis and style I’ve just labored over.
- Next, I finalize the presentation. My PowerPoint fonts are changed, and animations and transitions are missing. At the event, I lose the attention of customers in delivering it.
Microsoft reiterates that Office Web Apps allows you to create, access, edit, and share Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote documents using either SkyDrive or ShairePoint, and lets you keep “your mojo and your style.”Further reading: Google, Microsoft, Office