Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive.

But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office files. So now I have to open .docx files with Google Docs, and then select "File > Save as Google Docs" just to convert .docx into Google Docs format.

Is there a faster way to do this?

Note: Simply switching to Google Docs is not an option, as we still heavily use Word in our organization.


You can use Converter for Drive Document or Save Cloud files to Google Drive by adding it to your Drive:



Also, there is an option in Drive settings:


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