Viewing Information for Different File Types
Data and Information provided by the Bureau of Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics will be in one of the formats below. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute an endorsement of these software products. DOC (MS Word): Documents formatted in Microsoft Word processing software. A viewer for reading and printing these files is available from Microsoft's Download Center. HTML or HTM (HyperText Markup Language): The web versions of documents, complete with hyperlinks to referenced information, as available. These files and documents can be read online with your browser. PDF (Portable Document Format): A universal file format that preserves the look and layout of a printed document. These files are can be viewed through a free program published by Adobe. This file type can be saved and printed. PDF files cannot be edited electronically. For PDF accessibility options go to http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/index.html or access.adobe.com. The newest version of Acrobat Reader has the ability to read documents aloud. PPT (MS PowerPoint): Slide show presentations typically use Powerpoint. A viewer for reading and printing these files is available from Microsoft's Download Center. XLS (MS Excel Format): Some data tables are available as spreadsheets. A viewer for reading and printing these files is available from Microsoft's Download Center. WMV (MS Windows Media Viewer): Files such as .asf, .wma, .wmv, and .mp3 files are either audio or audio-visuals. A program for viewing these files is available from Microsoft's Download Center. Accessibility note: In order to see the captions in Windows Media Player you will need to turn on the captions feature. SWF: Adobe (previously Macromedia) Flash files. You must have a recent version of the Adobe Flash Player. The player is available from Adobe's Web site.
This page updated November 3, 2014.