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Convert or View Documents Online Easily with Zoho, No Account Required

Have you ever received a file from someone only to find that it will not open with the software you currently have installed? It can be extremely frustrating to deal with and that is where Zoho’s new online conversion and viewer service comes to the rescue.

You can use Zoho’s online document converter to change a file’s format to one that is compatible with the software on your computer. Just browse to the document’s current location, upload it, choose the desired file format to convert it into, and then save back to your computer. Simple and smooth!

Photo by Zoho Blogs.

Just need to view the contents of the document? You can do that too with the View Function. You can select a file from your computer or if you prefer you can choose to view the document by entering its’ URL.

Here is a listing of the file formats currently supported:

  • Microsoft Office – doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, & pps
  • OpenDocument – odt, ods, & odp
  • OpenOffice – sxw, sxc, & sxi
  • Other Formats – rtf, txt, html, csv, & tsv

Zoho’s online service can save you from the headache of installing additional software or having to request a new copy of the document in a compatible file format for your computer. Best of all, you can get on with your work without signing up for a new account!

Convert and View Documents Online [via Zoho Blogs]

Learn more about Zoho’s new service here:

New in Zoho Viewer: Online Document Converter, New PDF Viewer

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 01/6/11

Comments (11)

  1. MJ

    Nice, it’s going to bookmarks. Thanks and happy new year!

  2. john3347

    ZOHO is a cool and intuitive free office suite that deserves more attention than it receives from many reviewers. It is a much better alternative to Microsoft Office than the more popular Open Office for most users.

  3. AsianAngel

    @MJ – You are very welcome. ^_^

  4. AsianAngel

    @john3347 – Agreed. Zoho never ceases to amaze me with the growing amount of their online apps, add-ons, extensions, & web apps for browsers and Microsoft Office, then add in all these other great services…total and complete awesomeness. ^_^

  5. Psycosis12

    Wow, first time I heard of this. I definitely will use this in the office because we always get documents in wrong formats or need to be converted to one reason or another. *thumbx2*

  6. Eric

    Still, if one already has a license for MS Office, they can open any of these formats. Even pre-2007 versions can at least read them with Microsoft’s own viewer addons. I suppose it is convenient if you have never purchased or recieved any version of Office.

  7. John3579

    Another nice site I like is

  8. Steve

    Did that screen shot say -3 on the weather extension? ouch.

    zoho is probably the only online office suite keeping up with Google Docs, plus their Chrome apps are good and it would be nice if they added this to their document app.

  9. pitman

    This will save me so much headaches dealing with people who have no clue how to “Save as” other formats, thanks !

  10. AsianAngel

    @John3579 – Thanks for posting that link…I have added it to my bookmark collection. ^_^

  11. AsianAngel

    @pitman – You are very welcome. ^_^ Zoho’s document conversion has already been so helpful for some of my friends who received files from other people and then could not open them. I got them set up with this and problems got solved very quickly. ^_^

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