Apart from many third-party and Microsoft-based applications, most Microsoft Office packages are also compatible with Windows 8. However in order to wipe out some earlier and obsolete versions of MS Office packages from the market, Microsoft has designed Windows 8 in such a way that it is does not support a few legacy versions of Microsoft Office.
While going through the results on the Windows Compatibility Center page, the versions of Microsoft Office packages that have Windows 8 logo or a green check mark in a circle represent that the version of MS Office is compatible with Windows 8. On the other hand, the version of MS Office that has red X in front of its name represents that the package is not compatible with Windows 8 operating system. Examples of such incompatible MS Office packages are Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition.
In case, you have Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007 installed in your machine, you can download this exe file directly from the official site of Microsoft. Users can freely download it from the site, or updating their earlier MS office packages will also install the file automatically. In case of MS Office 2010, the file comes bundled within the package for more convenience of the users.
If you have not got the Plug in bundled with your MS Office package, you can simply download it from web, and enjoy all the features of the plug in. However, in order to get the current version it is important to refer to authentic sources and in this case referring to the official site of Microsoft is best suggested. The download and installation process is described next: