While Skydrive’s been able to display Office documents in your web browser for what seems like ages now, check this out:
Do you have Office documents on your website or blog that you want your readers to view even if they don’t have Office installed? Would you rather view a document before downloading it? To give your audience a better experience, try the Office Web Viewer.
What is the Office Web Viewer?
It’s a service that creates Office Web Viewer links. Office Web Viewer links open Word, PowerPoint or Excel files in the browser that would otherwise be downloaded. You can easily turn a download link into an Office Web Viewer link to use in your website or blog (e.g., recipes, photo slide show, a menu, or a budget template).
Some benefits of the Office Web Viewer include:
- You don’t need to convert Office files for the web (e.g., PDF, HTML).
- Anyone can view Office files from your website or blog, even if they don’t have Office.
- It keeps eyes on your website or blog, because readers don’t need to download the file and they stay in the browser.
- One link will work for computers, tablets, and mobile phones.
Yup, it’s a service which creates viewable links to Office documents, in a browser.