Discontinued versions of Office viewers

Microsoft recently discontinued the older versions of Office viewers. Microsoft will not provide hotfix, service pack, or security update support for these products. The discontinued Office viewers are as follows: 

  • Word Viewer (all versions)

  • Excel Viewer (all versions)

  • PowerPoint Viewer (all versions)

  • Visio Viewer 2002

  • Visio Viewer 2003

Supported Office viewers

Office viewers being retired

The Word Viewer, PowerPoint Viewer and Excel Viewer have been retired. These Viewers will no longer be available for download or receive security updates. To continue viewing Office files for free, we recommend installing the Office apps or storing documents in OneDrive or Dropbox, where Word Online, Excel Online or PowerPoint Online opens them in your browser. For the mobile apps, visit the store for your device.

The Word app

The Excel app

The PowerPoint app

Google Play








Microsoft Store




To obtain the latest supported versions of the Office viewers, go to the following Microsoft websites: 

Visio 2010: Visio Viewer

Note Office viewers must be updated to a supported service pack level in order to remain in support. Use the following table to obtain applicable service pack information.

Supported Office viewer

Service pack applicability


Visio Viewer

Apply service packs for Visio 2010 Viewer

Visio Viewer is also known as Visio 2010 Viewer

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