Syncdocs supports new Office file formats and OAuth

We’re happy to announce a new version of Syncdocs, version 4.1.

What’s new?

Google recently announced that they will be dropping support for exporting older Microsoft Office formats. Syncdocs has been updated to reflect this Google change.

Syncdocs also now supports the Google OAuth 2 protocol. This means that you can authenticate/de-authenticate Syncdocs using the standard Google permissions console.

Syncdocs will also now support single-sign-on (SSO) solutions like OneLogin and SSOEasy.

How to upgrade

As usual your old version should ask if you want to update automatically in the next few days, if you want the fixes now, right click on the Syncdocs taskbar icon, go to Preferences -> Advanced -> “Check for Updates”

You can also download the new version and install it over the old one.

USB Portable versions

This have also been updated. Grab the version that runs from a USB stick here.

The new 64 bit portable version is still undergoing testing with Office 64 bit.

How to set up OAuth

During installation, simply click on the link shown below, rather than entering your credentials into Syncdocs:

How to switch to OAuth

In the Syncdocs Preferences, Account tab, click on the checkbox shown below:


5 Responses to Syncdocs supports new Office file formats and OAuth

  • David says:

    Congratulation for the new version.
    I have problem in comments synchronisation that has not resolved in previous version. The same comment has multiplied tens of times in the word document. This make me stop using syndocs.
    Is the problem resolved in this version ?
    Also I notice that the google spreadsheet also installed a commenting facility recently. How it implemented in syndoc synchronisation?

    • admin says:

      To stop this happening in Microsoft Word, turn off the automatic approval of changes from Google.

      We do not yet support Sheet to Excel and back comment tracking.

  • David says:

    Thank you,
    I am trying to find info about ‘automatic approval of changes’ in google and doc forum and cannout find this. I will appreciate if you can help give some links or info about this.

    I also notice that the comment duplication is mainly occured in comments in tables. Maybe example in link below can give a clearer picture (the collumn width also change uncontrollably because of synchronisation process):

    I can send the word file if you needed


  • admin says:

    The automatic approval of changes is a Microsoft Word setting. Look at the Changes item in the”Review” tab in Word 2007/2010

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