Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
3.5/5 from 20 reviews.
Description:Word Viewer 12 lets you open, print or copy the contents of Microsoft Word documents (including files created in Microsoft Word 2010) to other programs. This allows you to easily view a Word document without the need to purchase the full version of Microsoft Office Word. The limitation with the free Microsoft Office Word viewer is that you cannot edit or create a Word document - it's strictly for viewing and printing. For these more advanced functions, instead of the Microsoft Office Word Viewer, you will need a copy of Microsoft Office Word (which can be purchased as a stand alone program or part of Microsoft Office). If all you are doing is reading, printing or copy documents, then the free Microsoft Word Viewer will be all you need.
This viewer replaces the Word Viewer 2003, however the full release of Microsoft Word is now up to version 2010. If you have a document in Word 2010 and want to use the Microsoft Word Viewer to open the files (eg those in docx or .docm formats), after installing the viewer, you will need the download and install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats. You can download a copy of the pack here. For the free Microsoft Word Viewer, see the download link listed above.
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Thanks for the Word Viewer download - it worked great wihout buying the full version
'Free Viewer' by Mandy B.
I don't write much but I had to go over some old documents in various formats right back to Word 97. With the Word Viewer, a copied everything over without a problem
'Good stuff' by Darren B.
I downloaded this Word viewer and it worked nicely, another site had an old version of the viewer that caused problems formatting a document. Thanks!