Do I need a Google Account in order to view the document?

A Google / Google Docs account is NOT needed to use RapidViewer.

However, if you own a Google Docs account the viewer requires you to sign in in order to experience full Google Docs features.

This “affects” only users that own a Google Docs account but are NOT currently logged in. The viewer looks for Google Docs cookies and if it find trace of any Google Docs account activity, it requires to sign in letting you save documents thru your Google Docs account.

If either you don’t own a Google Docs Account or are logged in, the viewer works seamlessly.