Share Excel files by using Excel Viewer 2003

Applies to
Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, and 2002

Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 is the solution for you, if:

  • You want to view or print an Excel workbook and you do not have Excel installed.
  • You want to distribute an Excel workbook and be sure that people who don't have Excel installed will be able to view it.

Available free of charge to anyone, Excel Viewer can be used to open, view, and print Excel workbooks. Download and install Excel Viewer from the Download Center on

 Note   Excel Viewer 2003 is a replacement for Excel Viewer 97 and previous Excel Viewer versions.

What you can do with Excel Viewer

If you don't have Excel installed, you can use Excel Viewer to do the following:

To get more information about using Excel Viewer after you have installed and started the program, click the Online Excel Viewer Help command on the Help menu, which is available when you are connected to the Internet.

 Tip   If you plan to work offline, you can click Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Help in the See Also section of this article. Then click Show All in the upper-right corner of the Help topic and print it for future reference.

How you can distribute Excel Viewer to others

When you send a workbook to people who do not have Excel installed, you can include a pointer to the Excel Viewer download page on Download Center on

You can also distribute Excel Viewer 2003 along with your Excel workbooks. For more information about distributing Excel Viewer 2003, click LICENSE TERMS FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE in the See Also section of this article.

Applies to:
Excel 2003