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Helpful Software Links: Viewers, Plug-ins and Browser Information

Numerous utilities for the PC are available as freeware or shareware and there are some that may assist you.  Please note that HHSC provides information via this webpage as a public service.  HHSC does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only.  HHSC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. 

PDF files

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
    Adobe's Acrobat Reader allows you to view files in PDF format. 
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF Converter
    Adobe's online converter program changes PDF files to HTML or text files "on-the-fly" -- the resulting conversion will be returned to you immediately in your browser application.

Microsoft Office

  • Viewers for Microsoft Word files 
    The Microsoft Word® Viewer enables users without Word to open view and print Word documents. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs.  Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
  • Viewers for Microsoft Excel files 
    The Microsoft Excel® Viewer enables users to open view and print Excel 97 and Excel 2000 spreadsheet files. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs.  Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
  • Viewers for Microsoft PowerPoint files 
    The Microsoft Powerpoint® Viewer enables users to open and view PowerPoint 95, 97, 2000 and 2002 presentations. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs.  Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
  • Viewers for Microsoft Visio files 
    The Microsoft Visio® Viewer allows anyone to view Visio drawings and diagrams inside their Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs.  Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.

Miscellaneous

  • WinZip
    This is a popular Windows utility for creating and working with .ZIP files. WinZip From Nico Mak Computing, Inc.

Web Browsers

Media files

  • RealPlayer
    Reliably plays all music and video files, including AVI, MP4, MP3, WMA, WAV, Flash, MPEG, and more.
  • QuickTime
    QuickTime by Apple makes it possible to receive and play a variety of streaming audio and video formats. 
  • Windows Media Player
    Windows Media Player is available for Windows and Windows Phone operating systems. (If you've got a Mac, you can download Windows Media Components for QuickTime to play Windows Media files.)

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