Helpful Software Links:
Viewers, Plug-ins and Browser Information
Numerous utilities for the PC are available as freeware or shareware and there are some that may assist you. Please note that HHSC provides information via this webpage as a public service. Accessible Emergency Information does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or documentation referenced. Any mention of vendors, products, or services is for informational purposes only. Accessible Emergency Information is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe's Acrobat Reader allows you to view files in PDF format.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Converter
Adobe's online converter program changes PDF files to HTML or text files "on-the-fly" -- the resulting conversion will be returned to you immediately in your browser application.
Viewers for Microsoft Word files
The Microsoft Word® Viewer 97/2000 enables users without Word to open view and print Word documents. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs. Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
Viewers for Microsoft Excel files
The Microsoft Excel® Viewer 97/2000 enables users to open view and print Excel 97 and Excel 2000 spreadsheet files. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs. Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
Viewers for Microsoft PowerPoint files
The Microsoft Powerpoint® Viewer enables users to open and view PowerPoint 95, 97, 2000 and 2002 presentations. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs. Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
Viewers for Microsoft Visio files
The Microsoft Visio® Viewer 2002 allows anyone to view Visio drawings and diagrams (if created with Visio 5, 2000, or 2002) inside their Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later Web browser. Microsoft® viewers are small, freely distributable programs. Please read the Microsoft Office information to download the correct software for your situation.
This is a popular Windows utility for creating and working with .ZIP files. WinZip From Nico Mak Computing, Inc.
Translate to Spanish or other languages / Traduzca a los españoles
Copy the website address (URL) and AltaVista can translate a webpage, or specific text, from English to another language. Other language translations are also available.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft reports that the latest version of Microsoft's browser software incorporates numerous new features to make Web surfing easier and more productive. Start by choosing the correct operating system (version of Windows) then following links to download Internet Explorer.
Includes Navigator, Messenger, Composer, AOL Instant Messenger 2.0,
RealPlayer G2, PalmPilot Synch tools (Windows only), plus multimedia
Plug-ins are software programs that extend the capabilities of Netscape Navigator in a specific way - giving you, for example, the ability to play audio samples.
RealPlayer is a useful streaming media player.
QuickTime by Apple makes it possible to receive and play a variety of streaming audio and video formats.
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