Downloading and viewing documents

Portable Document Format

To view Portable Document Format (PDF) files, you will need to have Adobe Reader installed. This can be downloaded free-of-charge from the Adobe website.

Use Adobe Reader to:

  • View a document by selecting the link text. The document will load into the reader
  • Save a document for later viewing by right-clicking your mouse on the link text and selecting Save Target As and saving the file in your preferred location.

If you have a Macintosh with a single button mouse:

  • Save a document for later viewing by holding down the control key while you click your mouse on the link text. Select Save Link As or Download Link to Disk and save the file in your preferred location.

Microsoft Office files

To view, save and print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you need an Office 365 paid subscription or a free Microsoft account.

You will need to install the relevant Office apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) on your computer or mobile device.

You can also store Office files in OneDrive or Dropbox and Office Online will open them in your browser.

Alternatively, you can use a non-Microsoft product such as Google Docs, however some features may not be available. You will need a free Google Account to use Google Docs.

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