Google has just announced that you could now convert files already uploaded to your documents list into a Google Docs format. You could even convert PDFs and images that you’ve already uploaded to text using the Optical Character Recognition (OCP) technology.
The full list of files that can be converted include:
For spreadsheets: .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .csv, .tsv, .txt, .tsb
For documents: .doc, .docx, .html, plain text (.txt), .rtf
For presentations: .ppt, .pps
For OCR: .jpg, .gif, .png, .pdf
To convert a file, right click on the file and click on “Make a Google Docs Copy”. The file will be converted immediately and a copy of the file would appear on the list.
Earlier Google Docs had problems while displaying Word files, but with this new addition, you could simply convert all your documents including PDFs and images into a format that would be compatible with Google Docs.
[via Google Docs Blog]