Information Services

Download software viewers

The majority of Information Services' online services can be accessed with a web browser. However, there are several documents that require specialised software for viewing.

While these viewers are already installed on IS computers, you may need to install them if using our services from your home or office computer.

This is not a comprehensive guide, and the software vendor's website should be consulted for detailed instructions.

Should you have difficulties installing these viewers on your home or office computer, contact your local IT support.

Adobe Acrobat reader

"Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, and freely distributable, software that lets you view and print Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on all major computer platforms. It also lets you fill in and submit PDF forms online." - Adobe

You will require this software to view the past exam papers available through Course Materials Online.

Download the viewer from Adobe.

Adobe SVG Viewer

Adobe SVG Viewer is used to view Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG). Note that this software is no longer supported by Adobe but is still available for download. It may not work with current systems.

You will require this software to view images in the Building code of Australia available through OneSearch.

Download the viewer from Adobe.

AlternaTIFF

The AlternaTIFF TIFF plug-in is TIFF image viewer for Windows Web browsers.

You may want this plug-in to view TIFF images available through OneSearch.

Download AlternaTIFF.

Apple QuickTime player

You may require this player to view some online resources available through the UWA Library catalogue.>

Download the player from Apple.

Autodesk Design Review

You may require this free software (which includes a bult-in viewer) to view some online resources available through OneSearch.

Download the viewer from Autodesk.

Design Science MathPlayer

"Design Science MathPlayer™ enables Internet Explorer to display mathematical notation in web pages. It is based on MathML technology and requires Internet Explorer for Windows version 6.0 and later." - Design Science

You will require this software to view some documents available through OneSearch, such as the Indiana University mathematics journal.

Download MathPlayer from Design Science.

Adobe Authorware player

You may require this player to view some online resources available through OneSearch.

Download the player from Adobe.

Adobe Flash player

You may require this player to view some online resources available through OneSearch.

Download the player from Adobe.

Adobe Shockwave player

You may require this player to view some online resources available through OneSearch.

Download the player from Adobe.

Microsoft Excel viewer

"Microsoft Excel Viewer is a stand-alone program that is available from Microsoft free of charge. You can use Microsoft Excel Viewer to view, copy, zoom, and print files that you create in Microsoft Excel versions 2.0 and later for Windows and Microsoft Excel versions 2.2 and later for the Macintosh." - Microsoft

You will require this software to view some documents available through OneSearch.

Download the viewer from Microsoft.

Microsoft PowerPoint viewer

The Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer "allows people who use PowerPoint to share their presentations with people who do not have PowerPoint installed on their computers. When you post presentations on the Internet, you can include the PowerPoint Viewer to expand your online audience to people who might not have PowerPoint, or to those with different versions. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer." - Microsoft

You may require this software to view some UWA lecture presentations available in Course Materials Online.

Download the viewer from Microsoft.

Microsoft Word viewer

"Microsoft Word Viewer is a freeware program that allows users who do not own Microsoft Word to view and print documents that were created in Word. The latest version of Word Viewer can open documents created with all previous versions of Word for Windows and version 4.x and later of Microsoft Word for Macintosh." -- Microsoft

Download the viewer from Microsoft.

RasMol

RasMol is a molecular graphics visualisation tool.

You may require this tool to view some molecular graphics resources available through OneSearch.

Download the viewer from Bernstein + Sons.

RealPlayer

You may require this player to view some online resources available through the UWA Library catalogue.

Download the player from Real.

Sibelius Scorch
"Scorch is the free software which lets you view, play, customize and print Sibelius scores on the Internet." - Sibelius

You may require this software to view musical scores available through OneSearch.

Download Scorch from Sibelius.

SuperTable

"SuperTABLE is tabulation software developed by Space-Time Research. SuperTABLE allows you to create tables by manipulating the classifications and counting items in a dataset." - Australian Bureau of Statistics

You may require this software to view some documents delivered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics AusSTATS service.

Download SuperTable from Space-Time Research.

Viewpoint media player

You may require this player to view some online resources available through OneSearch.

Download the player from Viewpoint.

Windows media player

You may require this player to view some online resources available through OneSearch.

Download the player from Microsoft.