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    viewer for MS Office 2003 MDI file format

    I received a file this morning with a .MDI extension. Google quickly revealed this is an image format unique to Office 2003 and that MS do not provide a MDI viewer for those of us without their latest whizz bang suite. I also learnt that MDI is supposed to be MS's answer to PDF but without a viewer??, go figure, anyway I digress...

    This link:
    http://www.andrewconnell.com/blog/archive/.../07/26/419.aspx
    in turn gives this link:
    http://www.hot.ee/mdiviewer/
    to a little utility that opens .mdi files and saves then as a TIF. Don't be put off by the fact it is in Russian so the menus all appear in funny characters, File | Open and File | Save are pretty obvious.

    NB the double f on the default extension (.tiff) confuses some graphics apps, e.g. IrfanView says it's not a valid format but if you rename the extension to have just a single f then IrfanView will happily open the file.

    Ken

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    Re: viewer for MS Office 2003 MDI file format

    I'm guessing Free MDI Viewer is the same program. When I d/l fom Winsite and installed, I was given a choice of Spanish & English.

    Alan

    Edited - Maybe not. The one above is a viewer only, no Save options.

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    Re: viewer for MS Office 2003 MDI file format

    I think your commnet in your edit is correct. The Russian only viewer in my post comes in at just over 2Mb whereas the one you've found is only about 1Mb

    Ken

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