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MDI Viewer

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MDI stands for Microsoft Document Imaging format. This TIFF-based file format is designed to store images by page layout using Office Document Imaging, which can save files as MDIs and TIFFs. TIFF files are widely compatible, but MDI files only open with Office Document Imaging, which can be a problem when you have to share MDI files. The best solution is to save them as TIFFs to begin with, but that's not much help if you're the one trying to open MDI files without Office. MDI Viewer by HAN Software opens and displays MDI and TIFF images without having Office, Adobe Acrobat, or any other big-bucks, big-box wares. It also displays most common image formats, such as JPEG and PNG, and supports batch conversion of MDI and image files to PDF.

MDI Viewer's interface is efficient but not especially attractive, with some unappealing color choices. That's a matter of opinion, of course, but what isn't is the way the program's interface opened maximized, with the size controls underneath our right-hand Windows toolbar. We had to unlock the toolbar and drag it to the bottom of our desktop to uncover MDI Viewer's controls and minimize the window. MDI Viewer displays thumbnails in its left-hand navigation panel. It does indeed open MDI and TIFF files as well as a variety of other image formats, but it wouldn't open any of our PDFs, claiming the files were missing or corrupted (they weren't, as we quickly verified). Stranger still, we found no evidence of any conversion capability, or even the ability to save files; just open them. A button labeled More Functions took us to the developer's Web site and additional software offers. The Help file is for MDI Converter, which offers more features but isn't free.

If you need to view MDI files without the appropriate Microsoft programs, your choices are limited. MDI Viewer will let you see the contents of MDI files, which might be all you need, and you can always print the screen or take a screenshot if you need to save data. That's cumbersome, but it beats the alternative, if there is one.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Tries to install crapware"

    December 21, 2012  |   By Nothere227

    Version: MDI Viewer 3.0

    Pros

    Well, it does work ...

    Cons

    Will install a bunch of garbage browser plugins and a garbage search engine.

    Summary

    Caveat emptor ... they try to hide it with ridiculously tiny text, but the "accept" pages aren't to accept the license agreement for the MDI viewer software, they're to allow it to install bogus software on your computer. Don't be a doofus like me, blindly clicking through on an installation. Ignoring the license agreement text bodies, there's tiny text at the bottom of every box describing the software you'd install if you clicked "accept." Just click "decline" every time ... about 4 or 5 times, in fact, until it installs the actual software.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Very basic."

    April 22, 2012  |   By petedmoon

    Version: MDI Viewer 3.0

    Pros

    Views .MDI files without Office

    Cons

    Does not print, if you ONLY want to view fine, but not if you want to print .MDI files.

    Would be much better if you could right-click to OPEN a .MDI file but this does not work. Have to load MDI Viewer then choose the .MDI file you want to open.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Superb toll for Windows"

    April 18, 2012  |   By Hey2Har

    Version: MDI Viewer 3.0

    Pros

    No need to install MS ofiice..i used it to print my files in mdi format

    Cons

    not at all

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works great!"

    January 4, 2012  |   By Reddog_Heather

    Version: MDI Viewer 3.0

    Pros

    Completely free!

    Installed great and opens .mdi files. It's just what I needed. I tried downloading Mircrosofts fix it for opening .mdi files and it didn't work.

    Cons

    None that I've seen

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