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New Word/PowerPoint Viewers Support Office 2007 File Formats

The new versions of the Word Viewer and Powerpoint Viewer were recently released, and they finally support the viewing of Office 2007 file formats. The new viewers support the Open XML files used in Word 2007 (.docx) and Powerpoint 2007 (.pptx). However, you need to install the Compatibility Pack after you install the viewers, otherwise the viewers will only be able to read older file formats.

This comes via Amit, who also advises that if you want to read Excel 2007 files (.xlsx), convert it to Excel 2003 format using a tool like Zamzar, then you can view it in Google Docs or a similar free spreadsheet service that supports importing.

October 23rd, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Word, Office, Applications | no comments

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