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. Several links have been removed, because the tools are no longer available.

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 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.

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