List of Readers/Viewers

List of Readers/Viewers


Information on Downloading a PDF Reader

To access the Portable Document Format (PDF) version you must have a PDF reader installed. If you do not already have such a reader, there are numerous PDF readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:


Information on Downloading a Lotus Viewer

To access the Lotus 123 Format (123), you must have a Lotus viewer installed. If you do not already have such a viewer, several are available for a free download or for purchase on the Internet:


Information on Downloading an Excel Viewer

To access the Microsoft Excel Format (XLS) version you must have an Excel Viewer installed. If you do not already have such a viewer, an Excel viewer is available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:


Information on Downloading a PowerPoint Viewer

To access the Microsoft PowerPoint Format (PPT) version you must have a PowerPoint Viewer installed. If you do not already have such a viewer, a few viewers are available for a free download or for purchase on the Internet:


Information on Downloading a Word Viewer

To access the Microsoft Word Format (DOC) version you must have a Word Viewer installed. If you do not already have such a viewer, a Word viewer is available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:


Information on Downloading a Multimedia Player

To access Video or Audio Formats, you will need a multimedia player installed on your computer. The following multimedia players are supported and are available in both free and premium versions:

Enabling accessibility features in media players

Enabling accessibility features in media players

Information on Downloading a Multimedia Player

To access Video or Audio Formats, you will need a multimedia player installed on your computer. The following multimedia players are supported and are available in both free and premium versions:

Enabling Captions

QuickTime

The free QuickTime player does not provide the option to enable/disable captions. Only QuickTime Pro has this option. In QuickTime 6.5 or later, captions are enabled by default.

Steps for enabling captions in QuickTime Pro:

  1. From the Edit menu, select "Enable Tracks…".
  2. Enable "Text Track".
  3. Select OK.
Real Player or RealOne Player

Steps for enabling captions in Real Player or RealOne Player:

  1. From the Tools menu (the View menu in older versions), select "Preferences…".
  2. Select the "Content" category.
  3. Select "Show subtitles"
  4. Select "Use supplemental text captioning when available."
Windows Media Player 10

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 10:

  1. From the Tools menu, select "Options…".
  2. Select the “Security” tab.
  3. Check the "Show local captions when present" box.
  4. Select OK.
  5. To toggle captions, press Ctrl+Shift+C (or select "Captions and Subtitles > On if Available" in the Play menu).
Windows Media Player 9

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 9:

  1. To toggle captions, press Ctrl+Shift+C (or select "Captions and Subtitles" > "On if Available" in the Play menu).
Windows Media Player 7 or Windows Media Player 8

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 7 or Windows Media Player 8:

  1. From the View menu, select "Now Playing Tools" > "Captions".
Window Media Player 6.4

Steps for enabling captions in Windows Media Player 6.4:

  1. From the View menu, select "Captions".

Enabling Descriptive Audio

QuickTime

The free QuickTime player does not provide the option to enable/disable descriptive audio. Only QuickTime Pro has this option. In QuickTime 6.5 or later, descriptive audio is enabled by default.

Steps for enabling descriptive audio in QuickTime Pro:

  1. From the Edit menu, select "Enable Tracks…".
  2. Enable the descriptive audio track.
  3. Select OK.
Real Player or RealOne Player

Steps for enabling descriptive audio in Real Player or RealOne Player:

  1. From the Tools menu, select "Preferences…" (the View menu in older versions).
  2. Select the "Content" category.
  3. Select "Play descriptive audio when available."
Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player currently does not provide support for a separate descriptive audio track.

Information on Viewing an RTF File

To view the RTF version, use the document conversion features available in most word processing software, or use a file viewer capable of reading RTF.


Information on Downloading a WordPerfect Viewer

To access the WordPerfect Format (WPD) version you must have a WordPerfect viewer installed. If you do not already have such a viewer, several are available for a free download or for purchase on the Internet:


Information on Viewing an XML File

To view the XML Format, use an Internet browser or a file viewer capable of reading XML.


Information on decompressing a ZIP File

To access the Zip Format (ZIP) version you must have a zip decompressor installed. If you do not already have such a tool, several zip decompressors are available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:

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