Document viewing help

Documents on the Taunton Deane Borough Council website are currently stored in a number of formats including PDF, Word documents (DOC), Wordperfect document (WPD) & TIF images. Most of these formats will be available to view in PDF format shortly. The existing format documents can be viewed as follows.


Get Acrobat ReaderThe documents on this website can be downloaded and are published using the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) format. To view or print these documents, Adobe's Acrobat PDF reader is required which can be downloaded from the Adobe Systems' website (external link)


These are Microsoft Word documents. They may also be viewable using some other wordprocessors, or Wordviewer. Wordviewer is a free download from the Microsoft site,, and is available for different operating systems.


These are Wordpefect documents. As with Word documents, these may also be viewable using some other wordprocessors. Other programs, such as QuickView or Microsoft's Wordviewer will also allow you to read them.


Most computers will already have a program suitable for displaying tiff images, although if not a number of shareware programs are available for download, from sites such as