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Last Updated: 10/12/2016

File Readers/Plug-ins

In order to view or print some documents on this website, certain viewer applications are required. You can use the following links to download and install these free, multi-platform viewer applications.

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform browser-based application runtime that delivers uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across screens and browsers.

Adobe Reader (PDF)

Adobe Reader lets you read and print from any system any document created as an Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) file, with its original appearance preserved. PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as the author intended by anyone with Adobe Reader.

Microsoft Word Viewer

View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don’t have Word installed. The Word Viewer, together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats, allows you open Word documents saved in the following formats:

  • .doc
  • .docx
  • .docm
  • .rtf
  • .txt
  • .wpd
  • .wps

Microsoft Excel Viewer

With Excel Viewer, you can open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don’t have Excel installed. You can also copy data from Excel Viewer to another program. However, you cannot edit data, save a workbook, or create a new workbook.

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007

PowerPoint Viewer 2007 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2007.


The basic (free) version of RealPlayer allows you to download and play back videos and music, convert and trim video clips, and transfer videos and music to a portable device.


A powerful multimedia technology with a built-in media player, QuickTime lets you view Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media in a wide range of file formats. And it lets you enjoy them in remarkably high quality.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player has built-in support for many popular audio and video formats, including 3GP, AAC, AVCHD, MPEG-4, WMV, and WMA. It also supports most AVI, DivX, MOV, and Xvid files.