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Microsoft has released a viewer for Microsoft Office Word 2003. The viewer allows you to open Microsoft Word documents on a computer where Word is not installed.
Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents that are created in all earlier versions of Microsoft Office Word for Windows and Microsoft Office Word for Macintosh. The following is a list of file formats that you can open by using the viewer:
You cannot run macros or use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in any version of Word Viewer.
This download is a replacement for Microsoft Word 97 Viewer and all earlier versions of Microsoft Word Viewer.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/165910/ )Uninstalling Word Viewer 97 does not restore WordPad associations
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/166052/ )Menus in Word Viewer do not respond on first click
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/166053/ )Document menu unavailable in Word Viewer
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/166064/ )IPF in Word Viewer when document opened on server
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/166065/ )Cannot paste to the Desktop folder from Word Viewer
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/168325/ )IPF opening RTF file with background texture in Viewer
Article ID: 889347 - Last Review: July 31, 2012 - Revision: 4.0