| ZIP archives
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.
- BJS data tables are available in "comma-separated variable" (CSV) format. CSV files
are non-proprietary text files that should be readable by any spreadsheet software. Depending on browser configuration and firewall settings, the CSV file
may display directly in your browser window. Otherwise, you'll be prompted to save the file to locally where it can then be opened.
- 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.