Remember, a Chromebook is essentially an Android phone laptop. So if you own an Android phone, you will be using the same 'workarounds' to utilize Microsoft products on your phone. So if you find that agreeable, than you'll understand.
I have an Acer R11 and use Google Docs primarily. However, within Google Docs and other Google Office products, there are ways to 'convert' my work to Microsoft friendly. Therefore, when I'm creating documents or spreadsheets and am sharing with co-workers that have conventional laptops, I utilize the 'save as .doc' feature. I've rarely had any problems and, in fact, converted a couple co-workers to getting Chromebooks.
Hope this helps!