Google has made it even easier to open your Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel files that are stored in your Google Drive account with a new plug-in. Using this plug-in, you can open your documents stored in Drive, then save them back to Drive once changes are complete. Not only can you edit existing Drive documents, but you can edit local files and create new documents, then save them to Google Drive as well.
The plug-in allows you to use the apps you are comfortable using to create and edit documents, while still making use of the security and convenience of Google Drive. You can download the free plug-in from Google now.