Posted by: kurtsh | March 21, 2017

INFO: Support lifecycle for Office Viewers

Microsoft recently discontinued the older versions of Office viewers. Microsoft will not provide hotfix, service pack, or security update support for these products. The discontinued Office viewers are as follows: 

  • Word Viewer 97/2002
  • Word Viewer 2003
  • Excel Viewer 97/2000
  • Excel Viewer 2003
  • PowerPoint Viewer 97/2000/2002
  • PowerPoint Viewer 2003

To obtain the latest supported versions of the Office viewers, go to the following Microsoft websites: 

Note: Office viewers must be updated to a supported service pack level in order to remain in support. Use the following table to obtain applicable service pack information. 

Supported Office viewer Service pack applicability Notes
PowerPoint Viewer
Apply service packs for PowerPoint Viewer
PowerPoint Viewer is also known as PowerPoint 2010 Viewer
Word Viewer Not applicable No service packs apply to Word Viewer
Excel Viewer Apply service packs for Excel Viewer 2007 Excel Viewer is also known as Excel Viewer 2007
Visio Viewer Apply service packs for Visio 2010 Viewer
Visio Viewer is also known as Visio 2010 Viewer

For more info:


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