Viewing documents

We aim to provide as much content as possible on this website in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). In addition, documents and publications may be published in PDF (Portable Document Format), Microsoft Office formats (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, wav) or as decompressed Zip files.

You will need the appropriate software to view documents. If you do not have appropriate readers to do this, download the latest versions free.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

A document in PDF retains the page structure and style of the original document (such as page numbering, footnotes at the bottom of each page and presentation of graphics etc). Therefore, for downloading or printing from the website, the PDF version is a better solution. Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free from the Adobe website.

Microsoft file converters and viewers

To read Microsoft documents, download Microsoft viewers and converters.

ZIP files

ZIP files enable groups of files to be downloaded rather than downloading files one by one. Some files are in an executable self-extracting ZIP format, so there is no other software needed. The following are suggested sites offering zip archive compression tools:


Printing a page will not print any documents linked to that page. Each file must be selected independently for printing.

  • Last changed: 28 October 2009