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TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS Plug-ins and Viewers These plug-ins and viewers allow users to view various types of files on ed.gov. These links are provided for the user's convenience. The U.S. Department of Education does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness,or completeness of these outside links. Further, the inclusion of these links is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.

RealPlayer

RealPlayer allows users to view video and hear audio files on the Internet. Users can choose between the free player or an enhanced paid version. Get RealPlayer

Microsoft Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player allows users to view video and hear audio files on the Internet. Get Windows Media Player

Macromedia Flash Player
Macromedia Flash Player allows users to view Flash content and media on the Internet. Get Macromedia Flash Player

Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is a word processing application. Viewers for Word documents are available from Microsoft. Viewers allow users who don't have Microsoft Word to view Word files. Get Word Viewer Top

Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application. Viewers for Excel are available from Microsoft. Viewers allow users who don't have Microsoft Excel to view Excel files. Get Excel Viewer

Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program. Viewers for PowerPoint are available from Microsoft. Viewers allow users who don't have Microsoft PowerPoint to view PowerPoint files. Get PowerPoint Viewer

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PDF (Portable Document Format)
Adobe Acrobat PDF files are used to retain the formatting of original documents. To view these files, the user will need to download the free Adobe reader. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader | Text Only Adobe Acrobat Reader download page NOTE: If you are using a screen reader that is not compatible with Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe will convert PDFs into either HTML or ASCII text. This tool is available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.html. To find out more about Adobe and accessibility, visit access.adobe.com.

WordPerfect
WordPerfect is a popular word processing application from Corel. Most other office suites (e.g., StarOffice, Lotus, Word) can read WordPerfect files. Get WordPerfect Plug-in (Note: This link does not take you to a web page. This link will download the executable file to install the WordPerfect plug-in.) Top

ZIP / Self-Extracting ZIP
ZIP files are used to simplify the download process by wrapping a number of separate files into a single "wrapper" and compressing the original files by a significant amount. ZIP and UNZIP software is available from a variety of vendors. Aladdin Expander from Aladdin Systems Incorporated is a freeware package. Winzip has a free evalation copy that is good for 21 days. After that, you will be required to pay for the full version. Top

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