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Viewing and saving Microsoft Office files

To view, save and print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you will need either Microsoft Office or the free Microsoft Office viewers installed on your computer. You can download the free Microsoft Office viewers from the links below:

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To view Word, Excel or PowerPoint files

View a document by selecting the link text. The document will load into the reader.

To save Word, Excel or PowerPoint files

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.

Last reviewed
19 August 2016
Last updated
25 June 2012