Word 2003 Excel 2003 PowerPoint 2007 Viewers with Wine
Sep 07, 2007, 03:45 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."