Word Viewer in Office Online

If you have a complex Word document (ie. it contains a lot of pictures and/or tables), I have noticed something interesting about its ability to do this.

I had a complex document, which is meant to look like this:-

Full doc for screenshot without Skype logo

….. but in Office Online it automatically opens up in “Edit Mode” where it looks like this – nothing like the original one !

Corrupt Word doc online

If you need to edit it – and have Word on your PC – you can click on “Use Desktop PC” from the menu shown below:-

Word Online options

If you DONT’T HAVE Word on your PC – You will only be able to view the document. But at least you will see it nice and clearly in “View Mode” – allowing you to confirm the file’s contents and confidently share it with others.

If you would like assistance with using your PC, it would be best to ask for support from an technician who can provide remote support. This way, it should only take a few minutes – Julia provides this service – click here to enquire


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Posted on March 17, 2021, in Learning Zone, Tips and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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