Some resources in Moodle require you to have specific software installed on your computer in order to view the files. The web sites below provide access to free downloads for viewing various file types.

Please note: the University of Essex does not endorse any of the following sites, nor can it be held responsible for damage caused to your computer by installing software.

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  • Acrobat Adobe Reader - enables you to open PDF documents.
  • Flash Player- enables you to view Flash movies.
  • QuickTime Player - enables to view video clips created with QuickTime
  • Open Office - this is a free Office suite similar to Microsoft Office, except that is free. Files created in Open Office are compatible with Microsoft Office.

Viewers from Microsoft

These free viewers allow you to view Microsoft Office, but you will not be able to edit them.

Last modified: Friday, 13 July 2012, 2:18 PM