Help with downloads
You can download free viewers for each of the downloadable formats.
Downloading a document
If you are using a Windows PC right click on the link and select:
- Save target as' - Internet explorer, Netscape, Opera
- Save link as' - Mozilla Firefox
If you are using a Mac:
With mouse over the link use the 'command' or 'apple key' and 's' to save the page/link - Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.
Users with visual difficulties may also find it useful to investigate services provided to improve the accessibility of Acrobat documents.
Adobe - Acrobat Reader Download
PDF files - created using Adobe Acrobat - retain the formatting of the printed version of a document in an easy to download, single file. To view PDF files you need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, the latest version is free to download.
Microsoft - Excel Viewer Download
Microsoft Excel Viewer allows you to open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don't have Excel installed.
Microsoft - Powerpoint Viewer Download
Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer allows you to view PowerPoint presentations without having the PowerPoint program installed.
Microsoft - RTF (Rich Text Format)
A RTF file is a format that lets you exchange text files between different word processors in different operating systems, for example, a document created in Word 97 on Windows 95, saved as an RTF file, can be opened using WordPerfect 6.0 on Windows.
Microsoft - Word Viewer Download
Microsoft Word Viewer allows you to view, print and copy Microsoft Word documents, even if you don't have Microsoft Word installed.
Zip files are single files, sometimes called 'archives', that contain one or more compressed files. Zip files are smaller in size which makes them easy to transport, email and download. Evaluation versions can be downloaded from this page