Computer File Formats

The Scottish Parliament publishes content in a variety of electronic file formats.  Tips and links to tools for accessing these files can be found below.

PDF files

To read PDF documents you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat reader which you can download for free from the Adobe website. If you want to access PDF documents with a screen reader please refer to the accessibility informaton on the Adobe website which provides useful tools and resources.

Microsoft Office files

You will need either Microsoft Office or the free Microsoft Office viewers installed on your computer to view, save and print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

You can download the free Microsoft Office Online converters and viewers from the Microsoft website using the following links:

Word Viewer

Excel Viewer

PowerPoint Viewer

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