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The free Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF (Portable Document Format) files across all major computing platforms, this can be downloaded from the adobe website.
Assistive technology and PDF documents
Adobe Reader allows you to extract the text of an Adobe PDF document and save it as a text file. This feature is particularly useful when you want to read the document on a note-taker or emboss the file with a Braille printer.
Find more information for users with disabilities on the Adobe website.
Using CSV files
CSV (Comma-Separated-Value) is a common file type used to import data from one software application to another, with commas separating the values in each field.
How to view CSV files
This file format allows for data to be easily retrieved into a variety of applications, they are best viewed within one that will allow the easy manipulation of data that is displayed in columns. Common examples of such applications are those that are used to create spreadsheets, such as Microsoft Excel or Open Office Calc.
If you don't have access to a suitable application, you can also view:
- the data in either an ASCII text-editor or a word-processor. However, since neither of these application types has the facility to easily format the width of the data columns, quite a bit of manual reformatting may be required to view the files properly.
- the file in your browser, or you may want to download the file by 'right-clicking' on the link and save the file to your computer.
Some common CSV problems
Some people may find that when they view the CSV file some information may not be correctly displayed:
- You may for example, see rows of 'hash' symbols eg '######' instead of numbers or letters, this is because the current column is too narrow, try double clicking the column header.
- You may also see some information displayed in 'scientific notation' eg '1.23 x 109' instead of '1230000000', this is remedied by setting the column format to 'number' rather than 'general' or 'scientific'.