Download Free Document Readers

DGS web pages frequently contain links to documents in formats which cannot be directly opened by your web browser.  If you don't already have software which supports these formats, you may follow the links below to download the free readers which can open these documents.

Adobe Acrobat Reader (.pdf extension)

Adobe Reader  all platforms


Adobe Flash Player 

Flash Player  all platforms


Microsoft Word Viewer  (.doc and .rtf extensions)

Word Viewer 2007  Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 2), and 2000 (Service Pack 4)

Word documents can be opened with Appleworks for Mac OS X,

and with Open Office Writer for Unix / Linux

Microsoft Excel Viewer  (.xls extension)

Excel Viewer 2007  Windows Vista and XP

Excel documents can be opened with Appleworks for Mac OS X,

and with Open Office Calc for Unix / Linux

Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer  (.ppt extension)

Powerpoint Viewer 2007  Windows Vista, XP (Service Pack 1), and 2000 (Service Pack 4)

Powerpoint documents can be opened with Open Office Impress for Unix / Linux

Microsoft Windows Media Player  (.wmv extension)

Windows Media Player version options  for various Windows and Mac platforms

Download free Media Player add-ons for missing codecs and patches, or to customize your player appearance.


The federal Rehabilitation Act Section 508 requires that the above free viewers must themselves comply with the accessibility guidelines.  Below are links to the Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPATs) for these products:

Adobe Reader

Microsoft Office Viewers

Adobe, Adobe Reader, Acrobat, and Flash are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.  Microsoft, Windows, Word, Excel, Office, Powerpoint, and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.  Appleworks and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.  OpenOffice.org is a trademark of Team OpenOffice.org.