Portable Document Format (PDF) files provide a way to distribute documents consistently across various platforms. You will need a PDF reader to view these documents. Your computer or browser may already have a PDF reader installed. You can download a free copy of PDF Reader from the Adobe Reader Website (http://get.adobe.com/reader/). (exit disclaimer)

Excel (XLS) and Word (DOC) files may be viewed in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. If you do not have access to these applications, you can try using OpenOffice (http://www.openoffice.org/), a free productivity suite provided by Apache. (exit disclaimer)