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Adobe Reader

  • Download Reader
  • Adobe Reader allows you to view, search, and print documents saved as PDFs (Portable Document Format). [.pdf]

Adobe Flash Player

  • Download Player
  • The Flash Player allows you to view content, like graphics and animations, created with Adobe Flash software. [.swf .flv]

Apple Quick Time Player

  • Download Player
  • QuickTime allows you to view content, such as audio, video, animations, and panoramas, created with Apple QuickTime software.
    [.mov .avi .aif .mpg .mp3 .wav]

Apple Safari

  • Download Browser (PC/Windows or Mac/OSX)
  • Select operating system, and click download.
  • A browser developed by Apple, the default browser loaded on most Macintosh computers.

RealPlayer

  • Download Player
  • The RealPlayer allows you to view streaming content, such as audio, video, animations, and media presentations, created with RealMedia software. [.rm .ra .ram .avi .aif .mpg .mp3 .wav]

Microsoft Excel Viewer

  • Download Viewer (Windows Only)
  • If you don't have the full Microsoft Excel or Office application installed on your computer, you can view and print Excel spreadsheets with this viewer. [.xls]

Microsoft Internet Explorer

  • Download Browser (Windows Only)
  • Select your operating system version, and follow online instructions to download and install.
  • This page contains multiple versions of Internet Explorer for Windows, the primary browser used on many PCs. Some sites with online forms or dynamic content write their scripts to operate best using this browser.

Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer

  • PowerPoint Viewer (Windows Only)
  • If you don't have the full Microsoft PowerPoint or Office application installed on your computer, you can view and print PowerPoint slides and presentations with this viewer. [.pptx .ppsx]
  • Note: MS no longer supports a current version for Macintosh computers.

Microsoft Silverlight Plugin

  • Download Plugin (all browsers)
  • This plugin allows you to view content with your web browser, such as graphics, animations, and video created using Microsoft's Silverlight technology. It was developed as a competitor to Adobe's Flash and is being utilized by a number of third party software programs to create complex multimedia interfaces.

Microsoft Word 2003 Viewer

  • Download Viewer (Windows Only)
  • If you don't have the full Microsoft Word or Office application installed on your computer, you can view, print, and copy/paste text from Word documents with this viewer. [.doc]
  • Note: there does not appear to be any current version of this reader.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Download Browser (PC/Windows, Mac/OSX, and Linux i686 versions)
  • Click the "Download" button and install.
  • The most popular alternative browser to Internet Explorer.

Windows Media Player

  • Download Player
  • Select the version you need for your operating system and download. Directions provided online to install.
  • Windows Media Player allows you to view content, such as audio and video created using Windows Media software. [.wmp .wma .asf .asx .avi .aif .mpg .mp3 .wav]

VLC Media Player

  • Download Player
  • Select the version you need for your operating system and download. Directions provided online to install.
  • The VLC Player is a freeware player. It's interface tends to be less sophisticated than commercial players, but it can make up for it with the ability to play a wider range of file types on nearly any computer operating system. [.acc .asf .asx .avi .aif .flv .mpg .mp3 .mp4 .wav .wmp .wma ]