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Windows CE 5.0 Word Viewer - Ability to read .docx?

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  • Hi - hoping somebody might be able to help me!! (would greatly appreciate!!)

    I'm developing with Windows CE 5.0 (Word Viewer v2.4) and need the ability to view the newer Word format (.docx).

    Questions:

    1. Does the Word Viewer version 2.4 included with CE 5.0 allow viewing .docx format?  (I don't think so)
    2. Are there any updates to the viewer to allowing viewing .docx format? (I saw for CE 6.0 but not 5.0)
    3. What are my best options?

    Thanks so much and take care,

    Willie

    Monday, June 25, 2012 8:43 PM

All replies

    1. No
    2. No
    3. Try the 6.0 update on CE 5

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 4:55 AM
  • Hi Michel,

    Appreciate the feedback.

    Just afraid if do the 6.0 update - will probably mess up my CE Tree (YUCK).

    Willie

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 12:23 PM
  • Not necessarily, and especially not with the viewers update. Otherwise install CE 6.0 (if you have it), install the viewer update and copy the exe over to CE 5.0 to try. Not sure what kind of licensing issues there may be though... Can't you move to CE 6.0?

    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:15 PM
  • I wish I could move to a newer version but the BSP provided with our hardware only supports up to WinCE 5.0.

    No, I don't  have CE 6.0.

    Can I just get a copy of the newer viewers to try on CE 5.0?

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:31 PM
  • I wish I could move to a newer version but the BSP provided with our hardware only supports up to WinCE 5.0.

    No, I don't  have CE 6.0.

    Can I just get a copy of the newer viewers to try on CE 5.0?

    Porting the BSP to work with CE 6.0 is not really a major task (once you understand marshaling and the new memory architecture of CE 6.0).

    You may open a support incident (you have 2 free ones with your purchase of Platform Builder, see leaflet inside CD/DVD box) and ask for the new viewers. Legally I don't think anyone can give you the CE 6.0 binaries...


    Good luck,

    Michel Verhagen, eMVP
    Check out my blog: http://guruce.com/blog

    GuruCE
    Microsoft Embedded Partner
    http://guruce.com
    Consultancy, training and development services.

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:47 PM