Help for using BJS products
| 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.
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- 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
- 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.
Go 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. PowerPoint Online is a free alternative that provide some of the same benefits of PowerPoint Viewer and can display some newer features (such as the Morph feature and animations added to PowerPoint after version 2010).
If you have a Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) or an Office 365 work or school account, you can view and edit a presentation for free in a web browser by saving the file to OneDrive or Dropbox and using PowerPoint Online to open it.