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File Viewers

What are viewers and players (plug-ins)?

Some NYSPFP web pages have links to files that may require software downloads--called “plug-ins”-- to help you properly view these files.  Plug-ins are optional software additions that let you read Adobe PDF documents or view Excel spreadsheets, for example. 

How do I get the plug-ins I need?

The plug-ins below can be downloaded for free and will enable you to view all of the file formats on the NYSPFP website:


pdf icon Adobe Acrobat Reader (for files ending in.pdf)

Description: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a program that allows users to view files in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF is a universal file format that preserves the appearance of the original document.  PDF files can be easily printed but not easily modified. 

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack icon Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack (for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats)

Install this compatibility pack if you would like to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations that were created in the newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. To use this plugin you must have an older version of Microsoft Office installed.

Word Viewer icon Word Viewer (for files ending in .doc or .docx)

Microsoft Word is a word processing program used to create and edit text documents. You can view, print and copy Word documents, even if you don't have Word installed.

Powerpoint Viewer iconPowerPoint Viewer (for files ending in .ppt or .pptx)

Microsoft PowerPoint is a program for viewing presentations and slide shows. 

Excel Viewer icon Excel Viewer (for files ending in .xls or .xlsx or .xlsm)

Excel Viewer is a program for viewing and printing Microsoft Excel spreadsheet documents.     

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