Microsoft Kills Off Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Viewers

Discussion in 'Office and Communications' started by Exterminator, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Exterminator

    Exterminator Super Moderator
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    Oct 23, 2012
    Windows 10
    Microsoft Kills Off Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Viewers

    Microsoft has decided to retire support for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint document viewers, pointing users to a number of alternative solutions like Windows 10 apps.

    Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Viewer apps were specifically developed to allow users to open documents created in Microsoft Office without the need for having the fully-featured productivity suite installed. As gHacks notes, these apps were introduced when Microsoft updated the default document format for Office apps, and were supposed to lend a hand to people sticking with the old format.

    But as it turns out, the company is now pulling support for these apps, with their download pages pointing to different dates when links will be pulled completely.

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