View Word Docs Free on Windows XP - Microsoft Download

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In summary, the conversation discusses the need for a small free program that can view and print MS Word .docs in Windows (XP). The individual is aware of programs like Open Office but they are too big and have more features than necessary. They also mention that they can't find their Office CD. Later, another individual suggests looking into Abiword or Antiword which can also read and save to different formats.
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Is there a small free program that can view MS Word .docs in Windows (xp)? Preferably something small that just can view and print them. I know there is Open Office and others, but they are a big download and do more than I need. I can't find my office cd lol

Thanks.


edit... Nevermind, I found "http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...87-8732-48d5-8689-ab826e7b8fdf&DisplayLang=en" from MS, supposedly free.
 
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mattmns said:
Is there a small free program that can view MS Word .docs in Windows (xp)? Preferably something small that just can view and print them. I know there is Open Office and others, but they are a big download and do more than I need. I can't find my office cd lol

Thanks.


edit... Nevermind, I found "http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...87-8732-48d5-8689-ab826e7b8fdf&DisplayLang=en" from MS, supposedly free.

other than that you can look for abiword which will read MS word, Word Perfect and many other formats as well as save to them.
 
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Cool, thanks, I am checking that out right now :smile:
 
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There's also "Antiword" http://www.winfield.demon.nl/
"Antiword converts the binary files from Word 2, 6, 7, 97, 2000, 2002 and 2003 to plain text and to PostScript."
 

1. What is "View Word Docs Free on Windows XP - Microsoft Download"?

"View Word Docs Free on Windows XP - Microsoft Download" is a free software developed by Microsoft that allows users to view and open Word documents on computers running Windows XP. It is designed for users who do not have Microsoft Office or Word installed on their computers.

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