This page contains links to free viewers and readers available on the Internet. These viewers and readers are necessary to read or print certain documents on the Department of Health and Human Services Web sites.

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 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.
    File extensions: .pdf
    Viewing: If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat, download Acrobat Reader for free.
    Assistance: If you need assistance on solutions for some common PDF issues. Help with PDF
Microsoft Excel
  • Description: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application written and distributed by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables and a macro programming language called VBA (Visual Basic for Applications).
    File extensions: xls
    Viewing: If you do not already have Excel, download Excel viewer for free.
 Microsoft PowerPoint
  • 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, download PowerPoint Viewer for free.
  Microsoft Publisher
  • Description: Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application. It is often considered to be an entry-level desktop publishing application, where the emphasis is placed on page layout and design.
    File Extension: .pub
    Viewing: Microsoft does not provide a free viewer for Publisher. Microsoft does have some suggestions on viewing a Publisher document.
 Microsoft Word
  • 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
    Viewing: If you do not already have Word, download Word Viewer for free.
Microsoft Visio
  • Description: Microsoft Visio is diagramming software for Microsoft Windows. It uses vector graphics to create diagrams
    File extension: vsd
    Viewing: If you do not already have Visio, download Visio viewer for free.
Snapshot view for Microsoft Access
  • Description: The Snapshot Viewer enables you to view a report snapshot without having the standard or run-time versions of Microsoft Access 97 through Access 2007.
    File extension: .snp
    Viewing: If you do not already have Snapshot, download SnapShot viewer for free.
 Flash Video Player
  • Description: FLV Player is a tool to play Flash FLV and H.264 (MPEG-4) videos
    Viewing: If you want to view a Flash video, download Flash Player
Window Media Player
  • Description: Windows Media Player offers great new ways to store and enjoy all your digital media.
    Viewing: If you want to view a Window Media video, download Window Media Player
Quicktime Media Player
  • Description: software that allows Mac and Windows users to play back audio and video on their computers.
    Viewing: If you want to view a Quicktime video, download Quicktime Media Player


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