Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF)
Description: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a program that allows users to view files in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF is a universal file format that preserves the appearance of the original document. PDF files can be easily printed but not easily modified. Several documents throughout this Web site are available in PDF. These files contain complex documents with graphs, images, and special text that cannot be presented easily through the typical Web browser. The creator of this file format, Adobe® Systems, offers a free viewer so that you can view any PDF file.
File extensions: .pdf
Viewing: If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat, you can download Acrobat Reader for free.
Description: Audio and video files used on the this site are commonly formatted as MP3, MP4, or WMV files.
File extensions: .avi (audio), .mp3 (audio), .mpeg (video), .wmv (video), .mpg (video), .mp4 (video)
Description: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program used to calculate, analyze, and store data. Text in Excel files can be easily modified or copied for use in other applications.
File extensions: .xls
Viewing: If you do not already have Excel, you can download Excel Viewer for free.
Description: Microsoft PowerPoint is a program for creating and viewing presentations and slide shows.
File extensions: .ppt
Viewing: If you do not already have PowerPoint, you can download PowerPoint Viewer for free.
Description: Microsoft Word is a word processing program used to create and edit text documents. Text in Word documents can be easily modified or copied for use in other applications.
File extensions: .doc, .rtf
Viewing: If you do not already have Word, you can download Word Viewer for free.