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bjm__ M$ Word Viewer query
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Last edited on 11th Aug, 2010 22:57

Good day Forum
Trying yet again to install M$ Word Viewer (newest Word Viewer) after uninstall of Word Viewer 2003.
See > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/891090
This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions.
Upon install of what I think is latest Word Viewer > Ctrl Pnl > Programs > I find > Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003
I just seem to be reinstalling the same 2003 app.
I pull the 2007 compatibility pack and all the M$ Security Updates ...
Why does Word Viewer brand as 2003 and not newer than 2003 ?
PSI scan renders Secure for Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003.
Anyone know if latest Word Viewer should brand with newer than 2003 or will just report as 2003.
Am I supposed to somehow understand that 2003 with enhancements for newer file types...still retains the 2003 label.
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I'd like to chunk the whole bloated mess. Any suggestions for replacement app for Office Word Viewer. Open Office is too bloated. I run Jarte > http://www.jarte.com/features.html
I don't need or want bloated Office app...Jarte is tiny and serves my needs. Until Jarte meets on occasion some older Word file type and (Jarte asks for Compatibility Pack for older file types) then I'm forced back to M$ Word Viewer bloat.
Comments Ideas Suggestions
Thanks

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Maurice Joyce RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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Are U sure U need the viewer at all? I note Jarte opens Word documents in Doc & Docx format.

2003 produces .doc ducuments only.

2007 & 2010 produces .doc & .docx



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Anthony Wells RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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Hello bjm ,

I use OOo , but my neighbour put this on her daughter's mini laptop and she's happy ; can't say if it will do the job for you , may be worth a look :-

http://www.netbookfreeware.com/abiword-free-micros...

Take care
Anthony

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bjm__ RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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Last edited on 12th Aug, 2010 00:32
Hello Maurice
I know...I presumed that I would be able to dump all that M$ bloat when I found Jarte...
but, not sure why...on occasion Jarte will pop that it wants Word compatibility pack etc.
So, as I wrote > just when I think I free of M$. I get pulled in.

???
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bjm__ RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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Hello Anthony
I'm aware of AbiWord from > gizmo's >
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/word-proce...

I went with Jarte because I may insert images...seemed cool at the time.
& UI is so vanilla. I like vanilla ;-)
Simple is as simple does...
So, I may try AbiWord and see how it plays with older .doc
Thnx
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Anthony Wells RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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Ah , lots of varieties at Gizmo's , bjm ; something for everyone's taste . So on the basis of "suck it and see" and Jarte is vanilla , how does AbiWord taste ??

I'll also check with neighbour , she selects purely on colour (daughter the same) :))

Anthony

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Maurice Joyce RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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I suspect this happens when someone creates a Word document in Microsoft Works. Can be a real pain even when U have Office 2010 installed.

Have U asked the programme support staff why this message appears?


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bjm__ RE: M$ Word Viewer query
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Hello Anthony Wells
Upon viewing AbiWord Home Page..http://www.abisource.com/ and being impressed as to how packed it is with helpful user info...
I'll be taking AbiWord for a test drive, may even look under the hood and kick a tire.
You'll know it's me...just look for my Secunia bumper sticker.
Thanks all....
Cheers
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