Microsoft Word Viewer

Word Viewer 2003 (Release Date: December 15, 2004) ­is the successor of Word Viewer 97/2000 and used to display, print and copy from Word documents (or rtf or regular text documents)­.



Note that plain Word Viewer 2003 is no longer available from Microsoft. The current download link installs the installs the 2007 version, which is really the 2003 version with SP1 applied. ­  You can tell which version you have by the name of the downloaded file:

  • wdviewer.exe is the filename for the Word Viewer 2003 installer
  • wordview_en-us.exe is the filename for the current (2007) version

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

The viewer itself works ... when installed !

What does not

  • Installing from WDVIEWER.EXE fails.
  • No icon on the desktop, no menu entry in KDE


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

As stated in a message, the proper method to install it is the following : * open a terminal (konsole or whatever) * type this : TEMPDIR=$(mktemp) && cabextract -d $TEMPDIR wdviewer.exe && wine msiexec /i $TEMPDIR/WORDVIEW.MSI; rm -rf $TEMPDIR * You'll get the viewer installed within : .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/OFFICE11/WORDVIEW.EXE

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 11.2Jul 17 20101.2No Not installable Garbagebobca 
ShowPuppy Linux 4.xApr 08 20101.1.42Yes Yes SilverChristoffer 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 04 20091.1.22Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowLinuxWizardDec 17 20101.0.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowOpenSolaris 2008.05Aug 12 20081.1.2Yes Yes SilverVit Hrachovy 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3318 MS WordViewer 2003 does not install CLOSED FIXED View
3512 Word Viewer 2003 file dialog has issues CLOSED FIXED View
3513 Word Viewer 2003 crashes when trying to access file menu after closing a document. CLOSED FIXED View
10147 Word Viewer 2003 - Tab behavior differs from Windows CLOSED FIXED View
11509 Wordviewer 2003 is unable to open documents encrypted with AES CLOSED FIXED View
12218 word viewer 2003 - required / difference columns do not countain data CLOSED FIXED View
12380 Support fd.o file type associations CLOSED FIXED View
13092 Word Viewer in wine displays hebrew reversed NEW View
19318 Word Viewer 2003 - installs extra files? (appinstall) CLOSED FIXED View
19319 Word Viewer 2003 - installs wrong files (appinstall) CLOSED FIXED View
19440 Word Viewer 2003 - Tab button does not work CLOSED FIXED View
20391 Word 2003 background of tab stops is wrong color CLOSED FIXED View
23061 Installation of wordviewer 2003 (11.6506.6505) SP1 patch(es) failes CLOSED FIXED View
33756 Word 2003: Formula symbols get outside formula frame CLOSED FIXED View
35473 Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 crashes on unimplemented function t2embed.dll.TTDeleteEmbeddedFont when opening Word 201x documents CLOSED FIXED View

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