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If you select the option to open a file for editing in Microsoft Word Viewer 97-2000, a new instance of Microsoft Word is started even if there is an instance of Word already running.
This problem is fixed in the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003.
For additional information on how to obtain the latest version of the Microsoft Word Viewer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/891090/ )How to obtain the latest Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003.
To open a file for editing, you must have Microsoft Word installed on your computer. To open a file for editing from inside Microsoft Word Viewer, follow these steps:
Note You can use the Microsoft Word 97-2000 Viewer to view documents that were created in Microsoft Word 97, in Microsoft Word 2000, in Microsoft Word 2002, and in Microsoft Office Word 2003.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/165908/ )Description of the Microsoft Word Viewer 97-2000
Article ID: 166058 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 3.2