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  • I have added Excel & Visio web parts inside my publishing site collection, to view visio & excel documents. but seems there is not any available web parts for viewing word documents, so can anyone advice about this ?
    Monday, September 8, 2014 2:59 PM

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  • There are no Web parts available for viewing word documents in a browser.  If they have Word installed on their desktop there is an addin that will open the document in the browser using their local copy of word.  But that's based on each user's local setup.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
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    • Marked as answer by johnjohn11 Monday, September 8, 2014 4:51 PM
    Monday, September 8, 2014 3:31 PM

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  • The difference is based on the existence of a shared service app for Excel and Visio.  You can view Word Documents using Office Web Apps. Excel files can be viewed using either Office Web Apps or Excel Services.  The web part you are referring to is part of Excel Services.  Visio services also has a web part, but has no support in Office Web Apps.   But since there is no Word Service App there is no web part available for viewing word documents, only Office web apps itself.


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.


    Monday, September 8, 2014 3:03 PM
  • The difference is based on the existence of a shared service app for Excel and Visio.  You can view Word Documents using Office Web Apps. Excel files can be viewed using either Office Web Apps or Excel Services.  The web part you are referring to is part of Excel Services.  Visio services also has a web part, but has no support in Office Web Apps.   But since there is no Word Service App there is no web part available for viewing word documents, only Office web apps itself.


    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.


    Yes i have been using excel services & Visio services, as we do not have office web apps. so is there any way to view word documents inside the web browser, other than using office web apps?

    thanks

    Monday, September 8, 2014 3:11 PM
  • Monday, September 8, 2014 3:12 PM
  • There are no Web parts available for viewing word documents in a browser.  If they have Word installed on their desktop there is an addin that will open the document in the browser using their local copy of word.  But that's based on each user's local setup.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    • Marked as answer by johnjohn11 Monday, September 8, 2014 4:51 PM
    Monday, September 8, 2014 3:31 PM