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Microsoft Word and Excel files

This website contains Microsoft Word and Excel files. If you do not have these programs on your computer, you can download readers free of charge that will allow you to view these documents.

Download Microsoft Word Viewer or Microsoft Excel Viewer.

Adobe PDF documents

The Commission publishes many documents in PDF format. This allows these documents to be downloaded and printed with their original formatting intact.

These files require the Adobe Acrobat® reader to be viewed and printed. This reader is free and may be downloaded from the Adobe website.

PDF publications can be converted to a format suitable for a screen reader by:

  1. Submitting the URL of the PDF document to the Adobe online conversion tools, which will return the text in HTML format readable by appropriate speech conversion software.
  2. Downloading the PDF document and send it by email to Adobe for conversion and return in plain format.

PowerPoint slides

The Commission occasionally provides copies of PowerPoint presentations on the website. If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can still view these documents by using PowerPoint Viewer. This software is free and may be downloaded from the Microsoft website.

Download PowerPoint Viewer for Windows, Mac and other operating systems.