Microsoft is working hard on integration Office and Edge integration. To achieve this, Earlier they added an option in the browser which when enabled automatically opens Office files (presentations, spreadsheets, documents) in Edge using Office for Web instead of downloading.
To make this integration one step ahead, the developers added a new option ‘New Office Tab’ in the Edge browser using which users will be able to create new Office documents from right-click menu or context menu.
As of writing this blog post, the company is testing this option with limited users, and it’s unavailable even in the latest version of Edge Canary where all the latest features and options land.
To create a new Office document from the context menu or right-click menu of Microsoft Edge. Here’s what you need to do:
Make a right-click in the Edge browser to launch the Context menu or right-click menu. Here’s you will see a new entry called “New Office Tab“.
Now you will see three options Word Document, Powerpoint Presentation, and Excel Workbook. Depending on what document you want to create, select one.
Instantly, a particular file will be created in OneDrive storage of Microsoft account linked to Edge browser and launch it in Office for the Web in a new tab.
You edit the document as per your choice. Once done, save it. The document will remain on OneDrive storage that you access later too.
As simple as that!
Right now, there’s no setting available in the Edge browser to show or hide the “New Office Tab” entry from the Context menu. We presume that the company will add the same settings in the future.
Whenever we get more updates about this feature will update the article with the latest information.
In the meantime, let us know if you like the “New office tab” entry? Are you going to use it when available? Everything that comes to your mind about this Edge and office integration.
Thanks, Leo for catching this feature.