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The California Department of Education (CDE) provides the following links to free third-party readers and viewers to help its site visitors view certain site content. This list of links is not intended to imply that these are the only options available. Appearance on this list does not imply endorsement by the CDE of any third-party software.
Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Files (PDF file extensions)
Microsoft Word Files (DOC file extensions)
Microsoft Excel (for XLS file extensions)
Microsoft Powerpoint (for PPT file extensions)
Microsoft Windows Media (for WMV file extensions)
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Content (for news feeds)

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* Microsoft does not have free Macintosh viewers for Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

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