Microsoft Office Word Viewer can view, copy and print Word documents, even if you don't have Microsoft Word installed.
Microsoft Office Word Viewer, together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, allows you open Word documents saved in the following formats:
Word Document (*.docx)
Word Macro-Enabled Document (*.docm)
Rich Text Format (.rtf)
Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
WordPerfect (.doc, .wpd)
With Word Viewer and the Compatibility Pack, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions.
We also found it interesting that when opening many unsupported files Microsoft Office Word Viewer would offer to convert it.
Microsoft no longer supports this excellent utility, and that's a shame. However, Microsoft Office Word Viewer still runs perfectly all the way up to Windows 10.