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Help for using BJS products

Help for using BJS products

Acrobat documents | Spreadsheets | ZIP archives | PowerPoint presentations

BJS provides its products on the Internet in a variety of electronic formats to provide access to users with varying electronic capabilities. Some of these formats require interpreting applications you need to install on your computer as plug-ins to web browsers or stand-alone only applications.

Acrobat documents
Using the portable document format (.pdf), Acrobat documents are full electronic renderings of published documents including the text, page layout and graphics that can be viewed and printed on any platform. A free reader appropriate for your computer is needed to view an Acrobat document. This reader can be used as a stand-alone or as a plug-in within a web browser to view documents as they are downloaded from the Internet. Instructions on using this software as a plug-in should be available with your web browser.

Arrow Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Spreadsheets
Many tables from our reports and some additional data are available in the .wk1 format, readable by most spreadsheet software. Applications that will read a wk1 file can be used as a helper application with many browsers. Instructions on using this software as a plug-in should be available with your web browser.

ZIP archives
In many instances, the spreadsheets or other files have been grouped and compressed to speed downloads. These archival files are presented in .zip format that must be expanded for use. Commercial and free expanders are available for most platforms.

arrowGo to Info-ZIP for free, portable, high-quality versions of the Zip and Unzip compressor-archive utilities.

PowerPoint presentations
Slide shows given at conferences and meetings are provided in PowerPoint format. If you do not have PowerPoint on your computer, you can download the free viewer from Microsoft.

arrowGet PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft: Windows version | Macintosh version


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