Most downloads on this site will be of PDF files. These are printed documents used to present them in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. In other words, a PDF created from Microsoft Word, does not need Microsoft Word to view it. The PDF can contain images, tables, graphs, etc, and is viewable on a desktop computer, tablet and even a mobile phone.
To view PDF files, you need a PDF viewer. The most popular is Adobe Acrobat Reader, available here:
(We recommend unticking the optional offer of installing McAfee…)
The download is approx 71 MB. A lighter alternative is Foxit PDF Reader, available here:
The download is approx 30 MB. This software also allows you to create PDF documents from your own applications.