If your colleagues have been emailing you Microsoft Excel spreadsheets in xls or xlsx format, here’s a little snippet that will help you convert those Excel sheets into native Google Spreadsheet format using the Advanced Drive API service of Google Apps Script.
You can store your Microsoft Office files (Word Documents, PowerPoint Presentations and Excel Spreadsheets) in Google Drive in their native format but then it takes up storage space, the files cannot be edited in the cloud and you’ll not be able to embed the files on other web page.
The school has a Google Form where teacher enter the performance grades of their students. This form data is stored in a Google Spreadsheet and they are using Google Charts with the Google Visualization API to convert these tables of rows into visual charts that can be easily visualized.
Gravity Forms is an extremely popular Forms plugin for the WordPress. When someone submits a form created with Gravity Forms, the form data is saved inside the MySQL database associated with your WordPress installation.
You can easily convert any Google Spreadsheet or Google Document in your Google Drive to other formats like PDF, XLS, etc with Google Apps Script and either email the converted file or save it back to Google Drive.