Word Viewer

Word Viewer 11.0.8173

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Even though DOC is unarguably one of the most popular file formats, every once in a while you might have to work on the computer that doesn't have Microsoft Word installed on it. If that happened to you, don’t worry, there is still a way out. Simply download Windows Word Viewer to conveniently preview your DOC documents in any computer without installation.

Word Viewer is an official tool for previewing DOC documents without having Microsoft Word installed on the computer. You can download the main version that requires the installing or go for the portable version that can be launched without any installation needed.

How Can Word Viewer Boost Your PC?

Overall, this tool has all the viewing functions of the official Microsoft Word software. You can scroll through long documents, change the orientation, pick a reading or printing mode, and highlight text fragments.

Word Viewer support various text formats including DOC, HTML, RTF, WPD, WPS, and XML. However, remember that the tool is incapable of running Macros - a series of commands for automating repetitive tasks. This means, if a tool contains Macros, it’s formatting might change.

The software is fast, lightweight, and intuitive. Compared to the original software, the functionality is obviously stripped down since you can’t perform any editing functions. However, this has a positive side to it as fewer features allow the tool to work faster and take up less memory space.

The original tool supports older formats, hence, you will not be able to access DOCX files without an official Microsoft Compatibility Pack. However, this problem is easy to solve since you can simply download the package from the official site along with the EXE file.

Note, however, that the tool will only work on a computer that doesn’t have Microsoft Word installed on it. If you try to open a DOC file, it will automatically be accessed by Microsoft Word, not Word Viewer.

Word Viewer Key Features Include:

  • Preview DOC, TXT, HTML, XML, WPS, WPD, RTF files without having to install Microsoft Word;
  • Compatible with older Windows versions, hence, doesn’t support DOCX by default;
  • Preview your text in various modes, including reading and printing;
  • Highlight various text fragments and look for words and sentences using the search bar;
  • Available on all Windows versions up to Windows 2007. 


Word Viewer is an official tool for previewing Word documents on computers that don’t have Microsoft Word. It’s a convenient tool for previewing files in reading and printing modes, highlighting important text fragments, and searching for specific text fragments This tool’s functionality is quite limited, resulting in its smaller size, compared to the original software.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-06-07
  • Developer: Microsoft
  • Homepage: microsoft.com
  • Version: 11.0.8173
  • File size: 24.5 MB
  • Downloads: 2,235
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
  • Filename: wordview_en-us.exe
  • MD5 Checksum: ef59dc6b88eab99362b3ba4982f1a4cb