Recommended software for viewing documents

The software you need depends on the format of the document, which is shown below the document link (for instance “PDF format”).

Document type Software required Links to download reader software
PDF document
(*.pdf)
Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader or an alternative.
Microsoft Office documents:

  • Word document
    (*.doc, *.docx)
  • Excel spreadsheet
    (*.xls, *.xlsx)
  • PowerPoint presentation
    (*.pps, *.ppt, *.pptx)
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office apps (for mobiles), OpenOffice or an alternative.
ODF document
(*.odt, *.ods, *.odp)
OpenOffice, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office or an alternative.