Documents on CPOL and other military web sites are made available in several formats, based on a combination of factors, including the format of the original document, whether the look of the original document needed to be preserved, the availability of visitors to open different formats, and accessibility for those with physical limitations. This does not constitute endorsement of one commercial product over another. Note our disclaimer for external links.
These free viewer programs are available for download and installation. Users on military networks should consult your local automation support center to have these programs installed on your computers.
Click here for Microsoft's Internet Explorer home page
Click here for the Firefox browser webpage (US version)
For the various Microsoft Office files, you can go to the Microsoft Office website at ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/??displaylang=EN) and download a free viewer for each of the following file formats -
A standalone tool is available here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4
Powerpoint (.ppt) - this is a common format for presentation documents.
A standalone tool is available here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13
Excel (.xls) - this is a common format for spreadsheet documents.
A standalone tool is available here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10
These files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view
These files require Microsoft Excel to view
These files require Microsoft Powerpoint to view
These files require Microsoft Word to view
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