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Word 2003 Excel 2003 PowerPoint 2007 Viewers with Wine

Sep 07, 2007, 03:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Wickline)

[ Thanks to Tom Wickline for this link. ]

"If you need to view a Word, Excel, PowerPoint document but do not have the necessary Microsoft Office application installed. You can use one the free viewers provided by Microsoft.

"Viewers are safer and more secure than the Office applications because they cannot run scripts or save files. Most Office viruses use built in scripting. As an example, the classic Word virus makes an unfriendly change to the Word Normal.dot template. Word Viewer ignores Word scripting and isn't capable of saving, modifying, or deleting files. As such, there is little chance of trouble when viewed with Word Viewer..."

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