Help with downloading documents

At various locations throughout this site you will find documents that can be downloaded to your computer. These documents are provided either to maintain the look and feel of the original document while viewing/printing or to allow you to save the files on your computer for use in your word processing, spreadsheet or presentation software. Following are some guidelines to help you make better use of the resources provided on the PACE website.
Help with downloading and saving files to your computer
Help with "popup" blockers
Help with downloading calendar files to your personal calendar

Documents on this site are provided in the following formats:

Click on the icon or name for more info

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File Type
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File Type
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File Type
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File Type

This file is in HTML format. Click here to download.

HTML

This file is in Microsoft Word format. Click here to download.

Microsoft Word

This file is in Microsoft Excel format. Click here to download.

Microsoft Excel

This file is an audio recording in MP3 format. Click here to download.

MP3 File

This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download. This file is in Wordperfect format. Click here to download. This file is in Microsoft Powerpoint format. Click here to download.

This file is in Adobe flash format. Click here to download.

Adobe Flash

This file is a Winzip archive. Click here to download. WinZip Archive

This file is in Rich-text file format. Click here to download.

Rich Text Format

This file is a Stuffint Archive for Macintosh computers. Click here to download.

Stuffit Archive

Documents on this site and how to use them
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How to use?

This file is in HTML format. Click here to download.

HTML
This icon stands for an HTML document. You simply need an internet browser to view these files. Most word processors can handle these formats too.

Simply click on the icon. The html file will be opened in your browser. If you want to download this HTML file, right click the link and choose "save target as" or "save link as."

This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.

This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.

Adobe Acrobat
These icons stand for an Adobe PDF file (Portable Document Format). More About PDF
Once Acrobat Reader is installed, simply click the link to open it in Acrobat Reader. Netscape will launch the complete application, while internet explorer will integrate it in the browser. You can download the file by right-clicking the link and selecting "save target as" or "save link as". Those documents presented with the This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download. icon are accessed from the linked title of the document. When a This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download. icon is provided the document is accessed from the This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download. icon itself.
This file is a Winzip archive. Click here to download.
WinZip Archive
This icon stands for a ZIP file. A .zip file contains compressed data and usually includes many files in a variety of formats. Before using the downloaded zip file you'll need to decompress (extract) it. Some zip files on this site are "self-expanding" and will extract automatically when you double click on the downloaded file. Self-expanding files have a .exe extension (filename.exe) rather than the normal .zip extension (filename.zip). The best known utility to extract a zip file is Winzip.
Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator will prompt for saving unless you have the Winzip browser support add-on installed. If it appears as though nothing happens or you are not prompted for saving when you click on the link you'll need to " right click" on the link and select "save link as" or "save target as" from the menu that appears. After downloading has finished, " double click" the zip file and extract it. If nothing happens or you are presented with an "open with" menu, check to make sure Winzip is installed correctly. After the files are extracted you can open them in the appropriate application(s). Help with downloading files.
This file is in Microsoft Word format. Click here to download.
Microsoft Word
This icon stands for a Microsoft Word document. Unless otherwise specified you need Microsoft Word 97 or newer to view this document. A FREE document viewer can be downloaded here.
Netscape users click the link and save it to your hard disk. (or right-click and select "save link as". Open the .doc file with your word processor.
Internet explorer users can view this document in their browser by clicking on the link (if Office is installed). To download (save) it, right click the link and select "save target as." Help with downloading files.
This file is in Wordperfect format. Click here to download. Corel WordPerfect
This icon stands for a Corel WordPerfect document. Unless otherwise specified you need Wordperfect version 5.0 or higher to view this document.
Netscape users click the link and save it to your hard disk. (or right-click and select "save link as". Open the .wp or .wpd file with your word processor.
Internet explorer users can view this document in their browser by clicking on the link (if the WordPerfect viewer is installed). To download (save) it, right click the link and select "save target as." Help with downloading files.
This file is in Rich-text file format. Click here to download.
Rich Text Format
This icon stands for a Rich Text Format (RTF) file. Documents provided in RTF format can be opened in most word processors including Word and WordPerfect and contain little or no formatting.
Netscape users click the link and save the file to your hard disk. (or right-click and select "save link as".
Internet explorer users can view this document in their browser by clicking on the link (if the viewer is installed). To download (save) it, right click the link and select "save target as."
After the file is saved to your hard disk you can open the RTF file in your word processing application. (Word, WordPerfect...) Help with downloading files.
This file is in Microsoft Excel format. Click here to download. Microsoft Excel
This icon stands for a Microsoft Excel document. Unless otherwise specified you need Microsoft Excel 97 or newer to view this document. If you do not have Excel, download the Microsoft Excel Viewer.
Netscape users click the link and save it to your hard disk. (or right-click and select "save link as" then open the .xl file with Microsoft Excel.
Internet explorer users can view this document in their browser by clicking on the link (if Office is installed). To download (save) it, right click the link and select "save target as." Help with downloading files.
This file is in Microsoft Powerpoint format. Click here to download. Microsoft PowerPoint
This icon stands for a Microsoft PowerPoint document. Unless otherwise specified you need Microsoft PowerPoint 97 or newer to view this document. If you do not have PowerPoint, download the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.
Netscape users click the link and save it to your hard disk. (or right-click and select "save link as" then open the .pps/.ppt file with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Internet explorer users can view this document in their browser by clicking on the link (if Office is installed). To download (save) it, right click the link and select "save target as." Help with downloading files.
This file is a Stuffint Archive for Macintosh computers. Click here to download.
Stuffit Archive (Mac)
This icon stands for a Mac SIT file. A .sit file contains compressed data and usually includes many files for use on a Mac. However, it can contain any or all of the above formats. The best known utility to extract a .sit file is Stuffit.
Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator will prompt for saving unless you have Stuffit installed. If it appears as though nothing happens or you are not prompted for saving when you click on the link, try clicking and holding the mouse on the link. You should then be able to select "save link as" or "download link as." After downloading has finished, drag and drop the file on the Stuffit Expander to extract it. Afterwards you can open the extracted file(s) in the appropriate application(s).
This file is an audio recording in MP3 format. Click here to download. MP3 File
This icon represents and audio recording in mp3 format. You must have speakers and an application such as Windows Media Player to listen to this file.
Simply click on the icon. The file will be opened in your audio player . If the file does not play you may want to download the file to your computer and play from the saved location. To download an mp3 file, right click the link and choose "save target as" or "save link as."
This file is in Adobe flash format. Click here to download.
Adobe Flash
This icon stands for an Adobe Flash document. You must have the Adobe Flash Player installed to view.
For installation, support and information on Adobe Flash see the Adobe Flash Frequently Asked Questions site.

Help with downloading and saving files to your computer:

  1. Create a directory or folder on your computer to hold your downloaded files. (e.g., c:\download)
  2. If you are presented with multiple file format options choose the file format you would like to use - WordPerfect, Word, PDF, RTF...
  3. Save the file to the directory or folder you created in step 1 above.
  4. Click on a link to download a document, you'll see a "Save As" prompt. NOTE: if you are not presented with a "Save As" prompt, you will need to "right click" on the link and choose "Save As" from the menus.
  5. Note the file name of the document. You'll need it later when you retrieve it into your word processing/spreadsheet program. You can also rename the file if you would like at this time.
  6. Choose the directory or folder you created to store downloaded documents in step 1 above and click on OK. To find the directory or folder you created, click on the down arrow in the drop-down box next to the words "Save in:" You'll see a list of folders and drive letters (e.g., "A," "C," "D"). Click on the drive letter where your directory or folder exists, then scroll to the directory or folder and click on it.
  7. Your document will now be saved (downloaded) to your computer. It may take from a few seconds to about 10 minutes to download each document to your computer, depending on the size of the document and the speed of your modem and Internet connection.
  8. When you finish downloading your documents, exit your browser, open the appropriate program, and retrieve the documents from the directory or folder where they were saved. NOTE: if the files you downloaded are in Zip (.zip or .exe) or Stuffit (.sit) format, you'll need to extract the files before you can open them.

Help with "popup" blockers:

Many pages on the PACE site use "popup" windows to display additional useful information. They may be used to display a graph or chart relating to the page you are viewing, the results of a query or search of a database, to login to a password protected area of our site or to display other related information. If you click on a link and nothing happens you should check to make sure that "popups" are enabled for the PACE website. Following are links to additional information relating to using "popup blockers" in popular Web browsers.

Internet Explorer

Netscape Navigator

FireFox