Free DOCX and XLSX Viewers from SoftMaker


softmaker-iconSoftMaker, the authors of an MS Office compatible office suite, are offering some free document and spreadsheet viewers.

The document viewer is called TextMaker Viewer and is able to open and view the following file types:

.docx, .docmMicrosoft Word 2007 and 2010
.dotx, .dotmMicrosoft Word 2007/2010 templates
.doc Microsoft Word 6.0 up to Word 2010
.dotMicrosoft Word templates 6.0 up to 2010
.tmdTextMaker 6.0 up to 2010
.tmvTextMaker templates 6.0 up to 2010
.odt OpenDocument Text
.ott OpenDocument Text templates
.sxw Text
.rtf Rich Text Format
.psw Pocket Word (Pocket PC)
.pwd Pocket Word (Handheld PC)
.htm, .html HTML documents
.txt Plain-text files


The spreadsheet viewer is called PlanMaker Viewer and it can view the following filetypes:

.xlsx, .xlsm Microsoft Excel 2007 and 2010
.xltx, .xltm Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 templates
.xls Microsoft Excel 5.0 up to Word 2010
.xlt Microsoft Excel templates 5.0 up to 2010
.pmd PlanMaker 2001 up to 2010
.pmv PlanMaker templates 2001 up to 2010
.pmw PlanMaker 1.0, 2.0, 97
.sdc StarCalc 1.0, 2.0
.slk SYLK files
.rtf Rich Text Format
.dbf dBASE files
.txt, .csv, .prn Plain-text files


Both TextMaker Viewer and PlanMaker Viewer will run under Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.

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If you’d like to see other ways to open, view and edit MS Office files, take a look at some of this post:   Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

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  • Ron Shearer

    Hi Clif
    Great resource site very happy that I found it – keep the good work up.

    Ron Shearer