TeamLab Documents Get a New Uniform Format

TeamLab DocumentsA much-anticipated change in the work with documents in your TeamLab Office is coming. In this post we’d like to officially say good bye to TeamLab internal formats – .doct, .xlst, .pptt – and welcome the well-known format of Microsoft Office 2007 and higher.

This format is called Open Office XML. It was developed by Microsoft for saving and exchanging editable office documents and includes the following file extensions: DOCX, XLSX, PPTX.

This slight change will bring big benefits. After the release on Thursday, 27th June 2013 you will be able to

  • create new text documents in .docx, spreadsheets in .xlsx, presentations in .pptx directly in your TeamLab Office,
  • use files of this commonly used format from your Box, Dropbox, Google, or SkyDrive account in TeamLab Office and vice versa without conversion,
  • embed documents from TeamLab Office into your website or blog letting the visitors download them in the format that is supported by almost any document editor,
  • download files from the TeamLab portal and look them through on your computer without bothering about the application you can use to open these documents,
  • attach documents to your emails and send them to various recipients who will be able to read them using any document viewer.

That is all our news we wanted to let you know about!

If you have any questions regarding the forthcoming changes, please feel free to ask them in comments to this post or in emails to our support staff. In case you’d like to share your thoughts about how to improve TeamLab Office and the ‘Documents’ module, please add your suggestions to our feedback page.

 
Comments (8)
  1. Javier V. - Reply
    June 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Very nice change… really thanks you teamlab! you’re the best! :)

    • Elena - Reply
      June 26, 2013 at 8:09 am

      Hello Javier,
      Thank you for your kind words! :)

  2. Thomas R. - Reply
    June 26, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Does this mean DOCX, etc. format files will now take advantage of TeamLab versioning capabilities that are (for now) only applied to DOCT, etc?

    • Elena - Reply
      June 26, 2013 at 8:18 am

      Hello Thomas,
      Yes, you are right! You will be able to access and manage previous versions of DOCX, XLSX, PPTX documents in TeamLab Office.

      • Thomas R. - Reply
        June 28, 2013 at 8:41 pm

        This is a huge help. Now if you can just implement simple check-out / check-in functionality it will really help with team collaboration

        • Elena - Reply
          July 1, 2013 at 8:37 am

          Hello Thomas!
          This suggestion has already been added to our feedback page and got the ‘planned’ status. It will be implemented in one of the future releases.

  3. Charles G - Reply
    July 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    This is the 2nd feature that kept me from really using this. That and the access of guests to documents that were created for them to access.
    Now it seems both of these have been resolved. If so, we’ll try again.

    • Elena - Reply
      July 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Hello Charles,
      Thank you for giving TeamLab a second chance! :)

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