Office Web Viewer creates links that open Word, PowerPoint or Excel files in a web browser instead of requiring them to be downloaded. It’s easy to turn a download link into an Office Web Viewer link to use online.
Some benefits of the Office Web Viewer include:
- You don’t need to convert Office files for the web (e.g., PDF, HTML).
- Anyone can view Office files, even if they don’t have Office.
- One link will work for computers, tablets, and mobile phones.
How to try it out
To use Office Web Viewer, click this link: http://officewebviewer.com
Then copy and paste the document’s URL in the text box. It looks like this:
To make the URL yourself, you can use the link below, where <Document Location> is a URL to the document.
Note: the document must be publicly accessible on the internet.
Here are a few examples of documents in the Office Web Viewer:
If your document is an Office document and is publicly accessible on the internet, then you are good to go. Office Web Viewer links are a great alternative to download links because you don’t need a special program to view your documents.