Acrobat (PDF files):
In order to read Portable Document Format (PDF) you need Acrobat Reader or a
You can download a free copy of Acrobat Reader from the
Adobe web site.
In order to see/hear videos in Real Media format (RM), you need Real Media Player.
You can download a free copy from the
Real Video web site.
In order to see/hear videos in Windows Media format (WMV, WMA, etc.), you need to install the
Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player comes with your Windows
installer disk and is installed on your PC automatically. If you do not
have it installed and/or would like to update it (have the latest version),
click Start at the bottom-left in the Windows desktop and then
choose Windows Update. Your browser will be launched and you will
go to the update page for your Windows. Install Windows Media from this
update page (click on Download Windows Media
Player ... on that page). Follow the instructions on your screen.
If you are not running Windows, you can download Windows Media Player manually
Microsoft web site.
To view PowerPoint Presentations on the web, you may have to download the
These files are in compressed (zipped) form. You have to unzip them before you
can access the files themselves. To unzip zipped files, you need a utility
called WinZip or something
similar. Use this program to unzip these files so you can read/view them.