Useful Downloads and Plug-ins for the MSU Website

The Midwestern State University website makes use of today's technology to provide you with the best experience online.
If you are having problems viewing content on the MSU website please read over the list of plug-ins and downloads available on this page. You may need to update the software on your computer to enhance your visit.

All software on this page is FREE unless otherwise noted in RED.
Product descriptions are provided as displayed on the product homepage.
MSU does not endorse any product on this page.
These links are provided as a convenience to you.

Document Viewers
Adobe PDF Reader
Invented by Adobe, Portable Document Format (PDF) is the published specification used by standards bodies around the world for more secure, reliable electronic document distribution and exchange. Adobe® PDF has been adopted by enterprises, educators, and governments around the world to streamline document exchange, increase productivity, and reduce reliance on paper. It is the standard format for the electronic submission of drug approvals to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and for electronic case filings in U.S. federal courts.
get Adobe Reader
Microsoft: Excel Viewer
With Excel Viewer 2003, you can open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you don't have Excel installed. You can also copy data from Excel Viewer 2003 to another program. However, you cannot edit data, save a workbook, or create a new workbook. This download is a replacement for Excel Viewer 97 and all previous Excel Viewer versions.
Download Excel Viewer
Microsoft: Powerpoint Viewer
PowerPoint Viewer 2003 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2003.
Download Powerpoint Viewer
Microsoft: Word Viewer
Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents created with all previous versions of Microsoft Word for Windows® and Microsoft Word for Macintosh. In addition to Word document files (.doc), you can also open files saved in the following formats: Rich Text Format (.rtf) - Text (.txt) - Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml) - WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd) - WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd) - Works 6.0 (.wps) - Works 7.0 (.wps) - XML (.xml)
Download Word Viewer
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP, or Office 2003, you will be able open, edit, and save files using the file formats new to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. The Compatibility Pack can also be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003, Excel Viewer 2003, and PowerPoint Viewer 2003 to view files saved in these new formats.
Download Word Viewer

Media Players
QuickTime Player
The new QuickTime 7 Player not only delivers startling quality, but it’s easier to use than ever. It requires no set up for content that streams over the network. Instead, QuickTime 7 Player automatically determines your system’s connection speed and chooses the highest quality stream for the amount of bandwidth you have available. And if you ever lose a connection while watching streaming video, QuickTime 7 Player automatically reconnects. Now, that’s convenience.
Download Quicktime Player
RealPlayer (media player)
Audio / Video player that plays every major media format. Features LivePause and Perfect Play allows you to control your video streams. Allows you to transfer your music to over 100 portable devices.
Download RealPlayer
Microsoft: Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player 10 gives you more music and more choices, and for the first time makes it possible to sync high-quality music, video, and photos to the latest portable devices.
Download Microsoft Media Player
Macromedia Flash
Installed on over 500 million internet-connected desktops and mobile devices, Flash Player is the backbone of the Flash Platform and enables organizations and individuals to build and deliver great digital experiences to their end users. Flash Player Statistics ›

Simple: Flash allows us to create engaging content for you. We will never REQUIRE you to have flash installed to use our website, however without flash you cannot experience our unique maps, virtual tours, and slideshows.
Download Flash Player
Macromedia: Shockwave Player
Over 390 million Web users have installed Macromedia Shockwave Player. These people now have access to some of the best the Web has to offer - including dazzling 3D games and entertainment, interactive product demonstrations, and online learning applications. Shockwave Player displays Web content that has been created by Macromedia Director.
Download Shockwave Player

Camino (a Mozilla / Firefox product for Mac only)
The Camino project has worked to create a browser that is as functional and elegant as the computers it runs on. The Camino web browser is powerful, secure, and ready to meet the needs of all types of users while remaining simple and elegant in its design.
Notes from the MSU Webmaster:
This browser only works on a MAC
Download Camino Browser
Microsoft: Internet Explorer
A flexible and reliable browsing experience with enhanced Web privacy features for all Windows users. This version includes a full installation of the Web browser and the most recent version of Outlook Express, the e-mail client that is included with Internet Explorer.
Notes from the MSU Webmaster:
Some MSU pages will not display properly in the MAC version of Internet Explorer
(it is no longer supported on the MAC platform by Microsoft or Apple).

If you are viewing the MSU website on a MAC please consider using Camino, Firefox, or Safari browsers for the Apple Macintosh.
Download Internet Explorer
Mozilla: Firefox
The wait is over. Firefox empowers you to browse faster, more safely and more efficiently than with any other browser. Join more than 80 million others and make the switch today — Firefox imports your Favorites, settings and other information, so you have nothing to lose.

All Downloads
Netscape began by trying to make an Internet that users found easy to use. Today we offer integrations of intuitive digital tools, innovative attractions and infinite media content. The revolutionary new Netscape Browser 8 provides more security options, streamlines more standard browsing tasks and arms internet users with more timesaving solutions to their browsing needs than any other browser.
Download Netscape Browser
The most full-featured Internet power tool on the market, Opera includes pop-up blocking, tabbed browsing, integrated searches, and advanced functions like Opera's groundbreaking E-mail program, RSS Newsfeeds and IRC chat. And because we know that our users have different needs, you can customize the look and content of your Opera browser with a few clicks of the mouse.
Notes from the MSU Webmaster:
Some MSU pages may not display properly in the Opera Browser
Download Opera Browser
This is the default browser that comes with a Mac computer from Apple.
Notes from the MSU Webmaster:
This browser only works on a MAC
Download Opera Browser
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