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Free Microsoft Office Document Viewers

Read, copy or print documents online even if you don’t own the kit

Looking for a way to read Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio or Lync documents for free without purchasing the latest versions of these applications?

Likewise, if you own the Microsoft Office suite, do you share documents with people who don’t?

Most experienced office software users will be frustrated with using such tools on a daily basis due to their limited tools, but your situation at least justifies using one of these free web-based viewers. While you can’t edit documents in these free online interfaces, you can view, copy, or print Office documents created by others without having to use Office.

Microsoft has discontinued free viewer applications for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft recommends “install the Word mobile app or save documents to OneDrive or Dropbox and Word Online will open them in your browser.”

Alternatives to Free Viewers: Free Office Software Apps and Suites

Before downloading the viewer, consider the free Microsoft Office Online (web application), which allows you to read yes Perform a limited but effective range of operations. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote apps are available for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android.

If someone sends you file permissions for a document hosted in Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud, this web app lets you change it.

Since both the browser and the web app are used in your browser and therefore require an internet connection, the latter may make more sense to you as a solution.

There are other free or open source office software suites and applications available.

Microsoft Visio Viewer

Even some advanced Office users have never heard of Microsoft Visio. This is a diagramming program for creating flowcharts, organizational charts, or other visual representations.

Although you cannot create or edit in depth, you can do the following in the viewer: View extensions with .vsd, .vsdx, .vsdm, .vst, .vstx, .vstm, .vdx, .vdw, or .vtx, Use keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menus, view shape properties, adjust some layer settings, print some elements to fit a specific screen, and use some feedback features.

Because Visio is usually not included in some of Microsoft’s prepackaged editions, businesses can purchase copies for primary users or individual computing devices. In this way, the Visio 2013 Viewer can be installed for free so that other team members can collaborate.
Download Visio 2013 Viewer

You may also need this compatibility pack

Keep in mind that viewers may not be able to resolve some of the more complex compatibility issues you may have. For this reason, Microsoft also offers Microsoft Office Compatibility Packs for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint file formats.

Since each new version of the program allows new types of files, you may need this compatibility pack to upload the files you’re interested in.

Always read the license terms

As with all downloads, you should read the license terms for fonts and other aspects of files you may be copying or printing. Even if you have not purchased the full version of Microsoft Office, you still agree to the license terms for using these viewers. You can’t even install or use these fonts on other devices because you haven’t purchased the right to do so.

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Free Microsoft Office Document Viewers

Read, copy, or print documents online even if you don’t own the suite

Looking for a free way to read Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, or Lync documents without buying the latest versions of these applications yourself?

Similarly, if you own the Microsoft Office suite, do you share documents with those who don’t?

Most office software power-users will be frustrated using a tool like this every day, due to the limited tools, but your situation may merit using one of these free, web-based viewers anyway. While you cannot edit documents in these free online interfaces, you can view, copy, or print Office documents authored by others – without having to commit to Office yourself.

Microsoft has discontinued the free viewer apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Microsoft recommends, “installing the Word mobile app or storing documents in OneDrive or Dropbox, where Word Online opens them in your browser.”

Alternatives to Free Viewers: Free Office Software Suites and Apps

Before downloading a viewer, also consider the free Microsoft Office Online (Web Apps), which allow you to both read and perform a limited but effective range of editing. You will find Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps available for Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android.

If someone sends you file permissions to a document housed on Microsoft’s cloud OneDrive, you can make edits using this web app.

Since both the viewers and the web apps are used in your browser, and therefore require an internet connection, the latter may make more sense to you as a solution.

There are other free or open source office software suites and apps available.

Microsoft Visio Viewer

Even some Office power users have never heard of Microsoft Visio. This is a diagramming program for creating flow charts, organizational charts, or other visual representations.

While you cannot create or edit in-depth, you can do the following within the viewer: view files with extensions such as .vsd, .vsdx, .vsdm, .vst, .vstx, .vstm, .vdx, .vdw, or .vtx, use keyboard shortcuts and shortcut menus, view shape properties, adjust some layers settings, print some elements which fit to a given screen, and use some comment functions.

Since Visio is not typically included in some of Microsoft’s pre-packaged versions, it makes sense for businesses, for example, to buy one copy for the main user or a single computer device. This way, the Visio 2013 Viewer can be installed for free for others on the team to collaborate on.Download the Visio 2013 Viewer

You May Also Need This Compatibility Pack

Keep in mind that the viewers may not resolve some of the more intricate compatibility glitches you could run into. For that reason, Microsoft also offers its Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats.

Since each new program version tends to allow new file types, you may need this compatibility pack to properly upload the file you are interested in.

Always Read License Terms

As with all downloads, make sure to read license terms regarding fonts and other aspects of files you may be interested in copying or printing. Even though you have not purchased a full version of Microsoft Office, you are still agreeing to license terms for these viewers by using them. In fact, you cannot install or use the fonts on other devices at all, because you have not purchased the right to do so.

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