View Word documents with free Word Viewer from Microsoft

Microsoft Word Viewer is a standalone freeware program for Windows. It allows users who do not own Microsoft Word to view, copy  & print documents that are created in Microsoft Office.

The Word Viewer, together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, allows you open Word documents saved in the following formats:

  • Word Document (*.docx)
  • Word Macro-Enabled Document (*.docm)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Text (.txt)
  • Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
  • WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd)
  • WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd)
  • Works 6.0 (.wps)
  • Works 7.0 (.wps)
  • XML (.xml)

With Word Viewer and the Compatibility Pack, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document.

This download applies to Microsoft Office Word 2007 and earlier.

Details: Microsoft.

Go here to see the complete list of Microsoft Office Online File Converters and Document Viewers.

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