This article contains answers to the most common questions about Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003.
What is Word Viewer 2003?
Word Viewer 2003 is a small program that lets Microsoft Word users share their documents with people who do not have Word installed on their computers. Word Viewer 2003 lets users view and print Word documents exactly as they appear in Word.
For information about how to obtain Word Viewer 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
I have Word Viewer 2003 and Microsoft Office Word 2003 installed on the same computer. How can I control which program starts when I open a Word document?
To control which program opens your Word document, you must change the file association for each program. For more information about how to change the file association in Microsoft Windows, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307859 How to change file associations in Windows XP
320033 How to change file associations in Windows 2000
Where is the toolbar in Word Viewer 2003?
Word Viewer 2003 does not have a toolbar. Adding toolbar support to Word Viewer 2003 would have made the program significantly larger and would have slowed the program start time.
To make Word Viewer 2003 as small and as fast as possible, toolbar support was not included with the program.
Why do I receive a message about margins that are set outside the printable region when I print a document in Word Viewer 2003?
You may receive this message if the document was created in Word, and one or more of the margins was set to a value that is smaller than what your printer can print. For more information about this error message and how to work around the error message, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
166055 Margins outside printable area error in Word Viewer
How do I remove Word Viewer 2003 from my computer?
To remove Word Viewer 2003 from your computer, follow these steps:
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
Quit Word Viewer 2003.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
In the Currently installed programs list, click Word Viewer 2003, and then click Remove.
Can I make copies of Word Viewer 2003 and distribute them to other people?
Yes. Word Viewer 2003 is a freeware program. Microsoft encourages you to distribute Word Viewer 2003 to people who do not have Word installed on their computers.
Can I print a document using a /p command line switch?
Printing documents using a command line /p switch is not supported in Microsoft Word or in Microsoft Word Viewer versions 97 and later versions.