John_Ha wrote:After following the link to the download page and deselecting msn.com as home page etc, and pressing No thanks and continue, I get the Thank you for downloading web page and a small pop-up window saying "You have chosen to open: wordview_en_us.exe. Where would you like to save this file?" When I click Save it saves it to my Downloads folder, or, in your case, to the place you have told your browser to save downloaded files. Check your browser options to see where that is, or use Start > type wordview in the search box, and locate it.
Bill wrote:Press CTRL+J to open the downloads window of the Web browser. If the file was downloaded, you can find its location on downloads window.
The original link in this thread went to How to obtain the latest Word Viewer
, this page said I would also need the Compatibility Pack. I clicked the link for the first which was rerouted to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... .aspx?id=4
where there was a Download button which should download wdviewer.exe but I got the same result when I tried the second which should download wordview_en_us.exe. I don't know what you mean about deselecting msm.com. Nothing following this comment bears any relationship to my experience. I would have expected to get the dialogue you mentioned. I have tried both your and Bill's suggestion to find the download but there is no sign of it. I've even done a search of the of my user tree. I normally specify the download location at the time - usually a sub-folder of Downloads.
It occured to me that since I am on Vista I am unable to use the latest IE browser so I tried Google. This got further and it looked as if it was going to work, even downloading both files, but instead of getting wdviewer.exe I got FileFormatConverters.exe downloded instead
although the web page said I had Word Viewer. So I'm not sure whether to proceed.