Adobe Acrobat Reader |
Adobe Flash Player |
Microsoft Excel Viewer |
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer |
Microsoft Word Viewer |
MP3 audio player |
Windows Media Player |
Adobe Acrobat PDF files (.pdf)
The PDF format is modeled after the PostScript language and is device and resolution independent. Publications in the PDF format can be viewed, navigated and printed from a workstation using the freely available Adobe Reader software from Adobe Systems, Inc. Versions of Adobe Reader run on DOS, Windows, Macintosh and Unix systems.
You can download the
Adobe Reader free of charge.
If you are having trouble opening or using PDF files on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation web site, please make sure you have the most recent version of Adobe Reader installed. Most PDF files on this site are best viewed with Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher.
Adobe Flash Player (.swf)
The Adobe Flash Player is a widely distributed proprietary multimedia and application player for use with the Internet. Flash Player runs SWF files that can include text, graphics, animation, audio, video and music.
Flash Player is typically installed on all new computers. On computers where it is not installed, Flash Player will typically download and install itself when a Flash-driven web page is encountered. Failing that, you can
manually download and install the Flash Player free of charge.
If you are having trouble opening or using Flash Player files on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) web site, make sure you have at least version 8.0 of Flash Player. When possible, WisDOT will provide a non-Flash Player version of its content.
EPUB is a free and open ebook standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum. EPUBs can be opened on many different eReaders and software. Some examples are “iBooks” for iOS devices and “Aldiko” for Android devices.
If your device does not have an eReader for EPUB files, you can download free eReader software.
Microsoft Excel Viewer
If you do not have Microsoft Excel 2000 or higher, you may use
Microsoft Excel viewer to view Excel files. This product, available free of charge, is a viewer only and does not allow you to make changes to Excel files.
If you have MS Excel 2003 or an earlier version, use the Microsoft compatibility pack.
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
If you do not have Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 or higher on your machine, you may use
Microsoft PowerPoint viewer to view PowerPoint files. This product, available free of charge, is a viewer only and does not allow you to make changes to PowerPoint files.
If you have MS PowerPoint 2003 or an earlier version, use the
Microsoft compatibility pack.
Microsoft Word Viewer
If you do not have Microsoft Word: use
Microsoft Word viewer to view Word files. This product, available free of charge, is a viewer only and does not allow you to make changes to Word documents.
If you have MS Word 2003 or an earlier version, use the Microsoft compatibility pack.
Mobi, short for “Mobipocket,” is an ebook format and can be viewed using a Kindle, Kindle apps or Mobipocket Reader.
If you do not have a Kindle, Mobipocket reader or a Kindle app on your device, you can
download free Kindle apps.
MP3 audio file
If you do not have an MP3 player, you may need to download a player to listen to MP3 audio files.
Windows Media Player
If you do not have a video player on your machine that can play these videos, you may use
Windows Media Player. This product is available free of charge.
If you do not have software to unzip these files, you may download
WinZip for a free 30-day evaluation period.