Need of Microsoft® Office® Word Viewer 2010
What are the various tips to download and install Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2010?
Word Viewer is a freeware program from Microsoft that allows the Windows Operating System users to view the Microsoft Word documents, if they do not have the Microsoft Office application installed in their system. This software could be downloaded from the Microsoft website for free. It supports a wide range of file formats. You could view files with extension .doc, .docx, .docm, .dot, .rtf, .wri, .txt, .htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml, .xml, .wpd, and .wps. To view the XML files like .docx and .docm you need to install the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats along with the Word Viewer. The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack is also available in the Microsoft website. The word viewer allows you to view, print, and copy document contents to another program.
Guidelines to open .docx files without Word 2010 and the tips to download and install Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2010 are:
- Open .docx using Word Reader
Open .docx using Word Reader
The Microsoft introduced the .docx file format in the Microsoft Office 2007 version. ".docx" is the successor to the famous .doc format of the Microsoft Word. It is also called as an Open XML document. If you do not have the Microsoft Office installed in your system you can still open the .docx files using the Word Viewer. To view a .docx file in the Word Viewer select the 'File' menu in the application and click 'Open'. Then you need to specify the place in your hard drive where the .docx file is saved and click 'Open' to view the file.
The application is a freeware and you can download it from the Microsoft website. You need to save the downloaded file to any place in your hard disk. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack is also available for downloading in the Microsoft website. The size of the Word Viewer file would be about 24.5 MB and that of the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats would be 27.5MB.
To install the Word Viewer application in the system, you need to execute the “wdviewer.exe” file that you have downloaded. The Word Viewer setup program would startup and you need to follow the instructions in the setup wizard to complete the installation. Then, you need to install the compatibility pack also. You may use the application in Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP and the application supports documents till Microsoft Office 2010.
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