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Does Word Viewer 2007 exists (with new Ribbon interface)?

I ask this because only thing I found so far is Word Viewer 2007 as a Viewer 2003 with compatibility packs (which looks like standad Office 2003), but that doesn't works very well for my documents.


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The documents themselves should not be affected by the interface. What exactly is it that doesn't works very well for my documents? Can you provide more info. – Shevek Jun 7 '10 at 10:48

There is a Word 2007 viewer. It can be downloaded from here:

View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don't have Word installed. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions

(my bold)

However, I haven't installed it so I can't comment on the UI.

However, it also states:

The Word Viewer, together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, allows you open Word documents saved in the following formats:

  • Word Document (*.docx)

My reading of this is that you need to install the compatibility pack as well to actually read .docx files.

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I have that, and only the first screen of setup indicates that it is 2007 version. After that, regular Word Viewer 2003 is installed (or I messed smth, but don't see what could I do THAT wrong :) – Jox Jun 7 '10 at 11:01
@Jox - OK, the changes must be in reading docx files rather than the UI then. – ChrisF Jun 7 '10 at 11:23
Yes, but it's having difficulties opening docx files :( – Jox Jun 7 '10 at 11:42

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