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File Formats

File Formats

Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader PDF

Description: Adobe Acrobat Reader is a program that allows users to view files in Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF is a universal file format that preserves the appearance of the original document. PDF files can be easily printed but not easily modified. Several documents throughout this Web site are available in PDF. These files contain complex documents with graphs, images, and special text that cannot be presented easily through the typical Web browser. The creator of this file format, Adobe® Systems, offers a free viewer so that you can view any PDF file.
File extensions: pdf
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Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint

Description: Microsoft PowerPoint is a program for creating and viewing presentations and slide shows.
File extensions: ppt
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Microsoft Word Microsoft Word

Description: Microsoft Word is a word processing program used to create and edit text documents. Text in Word documents can be easily modified or copied for use in other applications.
File extensions: doc, rtf
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QuickTime Player QuickTime

Description: QuickTime is a program for viewing and listening to audio and video files (including live broadcasts).
File extensions: mov, qt, mpg, mpeg, mp3, mp4
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RealOne Player RealPlayer

Description: RealPlayer is a program for viewing and listening to audio and video files (including live broadcasts).
File extensions: ra, ram, rm
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Windows Media Player icon Microsoft Windows Media Player

Description: Windows Media Player is a program for viewing and listening to audio and video files (including live broadcasts).
File extensions: asf, asx, avi, wma, wmv, wm, wpl, mpg, mpeg, mp3, mp4
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Microsoft Excel Microsoft Excel

Description: Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program used to calculate, analyze, and store data. Text in Excel files can be easily modified or copied for use in other applications.
File extensions: xls
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WinZip WinZip & Other Programs for Zipping/Compressing Files

Description: WinZip and similar programs (such as PowerZip, TurboZip, ZipScan, WinConfig, and StuffIt) are used to archive and compress files so that they can be stored and distributed more efficiently.
File extensions: zip, cab
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Last Modified: 12/27/2016 12:48:47 PM