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Technology Requirements: Plug-ins and Viewers

These plug-ins and viewers allow users to view various types of files on dodea.edu. These links are provided
for the user's convenience. The Department of Defense Education Activity does not control or guarantee the
accuracy, relevance, timeliness,or completeness of these outside links. Further, the inclusion of these links is
not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or
services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.


  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Macromedia Flash Player
  • Microsoft Word
    • Microsoft Word is a word processing application. Viewers for Word documents are available from Microsoft. Viewers allow users who don't have Microsoft Word to view Word files.
      Get Word Viewer
  • Microsoft Excel
    • Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet application. Viewers for Excel are available from Microsoft. Viewers allow users who don't have Microsoft Excel to view Excel files.
      Get Excel Viewer
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    • Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program. Viewers for PowerPoint are available from Microsoft. Viewers allow users who don't have Microsoft PowerPoint to view PowerPoint files.
      Get PowerPoint Viewer
  • PDF (Portable Document Format)
  • WordPerfect
    • WordPerfect is a popular word processing application from Corel. Most other office suites (e.g., StarOffice, Lotus, Word) can read WordPerfect files.
      Get WordPerfect Plug-in (Note: This link does not take you to a web page. This link will download the executable file to install the WordPerfect plug-in.)
  • ZIP / Self-Extracting ZIP
    • ZIP files are used to simplify the download process by wrapping a number of separate files into a single "wrapper" and compressing the original files by a significant amount. ZIP and UNZIP software is available from a variety of vendors.
    • Aladdin Expander from Aladdin Systems Incorporated is a freeware package. Winzip has a free evaluation copy that is good for 21 days. After that, you will be required to pay for the full version.
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