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On Fri, May 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM, Andreas Säger <> wrote:
Am 11.05.2012 09:51, Tom Davies wrote:

Hi :)
They might be good on Windows machines but i suspect they are not perfect
at reading DocX either. MSO 2010 implements DocX differently from 2007 and
according to Microsoft's 2010 installer it can be different on different on
different versions of Windows, ie different between 2010 on Xp and 2010 on

So i think it's well worth trying just in case it does work well
Regards from
Tom :)

Of course they do work very well. These viewers come from the people having
the source code of the one and only reference implementation and not only
the format specs.
3 viewers to read 7 file formats[*] in 155 MB. This is a higher download
volume than the full blown AOO suite.

[*] rtf, doc(x), xls(x), ppt(x) not including the XML formats of 2003 [60MB] [24MB] [71MB]

Note that those will note open .docx files:
"Please note that there was not a Word Viewer created for Word Viewer
2007 or Word Viewer 2010. To view Word 2007 and 2010 documents, please
download the following link and install the Office Compatibility Pack
noted below"

I like the typos on the MS site! The "following link" links to an
Office Compatibility Pack for older versions of MS Office, so those
with no MS Office installed cannot view Word 2007/2010 files.

Note that the online MS Office works just fine in Firefox on Linux, bt
you need to open an account:

Dotan Cohen

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