Below is a list of the file types that are used as well as further information on downloading and using the required software.
  • Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (pdf Adobe Acrobat): To view PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Microsoft Word (doc Microsoft Word): To view Word files, you will need Microsoft Word or Microsoft Word Viewer. Additionally, Word files can be viewed by many common office software suites. One popular and free example is OpenOffice, available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Microsoft Excel (xls Microsoft Excel): To view Excel files, you will need Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Excel Viewer. Additionally, Excel files can be viewed by many common office software suites. One popular and free example is OpenOffice, available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt Microsoft PowerPoint): To view PowerPoint files, you will need Microsoft PowerPoint or Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer. Additionally, PowerPoint files can be viewed by some office software suites, such as OpenOffice, available for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
  • Compressed archive (zip Zip File): Software for opening and extracting zip files is available from a variety of vendors. One popular and free utility is StuffIt Expander.