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Required Plug-ins / Browsers
|Document / Device Type||Plug-ins / browsers for Download|
|Portable Document Format (PDF) Files||
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Convert a PDF file online into HTML or text format
Word Viewer (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word (for 2007 version)
Excel Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Excel (for 2007 version)
|Power Point Presentations||
PowerPoint Viewer 2003 (in any version till 2003)
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for PowerPoint (for 2007 version)
Screen Reader Access
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