For questions about how web apps deal with Microsoft Office formats (.doc[x],.xls[x],.ppt[x],.pst, etc.) or other common features across the Microsoft Office product family, if it's not possible to include the specific tags for each format because of the five tag limitation. Questions that do not involve a web app could be on-topic on

This tag should be used for questions about how web apps interact with Microsoft Office applications in general. When it's possible, use more specific tags like ,, etc.

Questions regarding these products that do not involve a web app could be on-topic on

"Microsoft Office" encompasses several apps. It's used as a suite name but also as a name of a family of products, both as installable software and as web apps:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Power Point
  • Outlook
  • Access
  • Project
  • Onenote
  • Onedrive
  • Skype
  • among others.

There are two online editions

Consider as the broader tag, but use it only for questions about features that are available across most of the apps on the Microsoft Office like:

  • the XML compressed file format and how it is managed by web apps
  • file thumbnail creation by a specific third party web app