Downloading Files

In most cases, files on this web site are provided in an accessible HTML web format (see Accessibility page). This website contains documents in a number of formats. The most common are PDF files, Microsoft (MS) Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and multimedia (e.g. audio) files.

If you don’t have a PDF reader or Microsoft Office installed on your computer you might need special software to read these files. The same applies to multimedia files.

The links below point to sites where you can download free software to allow you to open these files.

Rich Text Format (RTF) Files

Rich Text Format is a standardised word processing format that is supported across a number of platforms. RTF files can be opened in many word processors and other RTF-aware software packages with much of its formatting left intact. Microsoft's free Word viewer (download MS Word viewer) also allows RTFs to be viewed.

Microsoft Office viewers

Microsoft provides free software that allows viewing MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files without owning the full version of the software.

Audio Files

Several software programs can play audio files on demand. Some of the common file formats for audio files are .mp3 and .wav. Below you will find a list of the free software programs that can be used to play the audio files on this site.

To download a file, right click on the link you want to download, select Save Target As and nominate a location on your computer to save the file

QuickTime

There are several audio files on this web site which can be played on demand using QuickTime. QuickTime is available from Apple free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.

Windows Media Player

There are several audio files on this web site that can be played on demand using Windows Media Player. Windows Media Player is available from Microsoft free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.

Video Clips

Several software programs can play video clips on demand. Some of the common file formats for video files are .mp4, .rm, and .wmv. Below you will find a list of the free software programs that can be used to play the video clips on this site:

QuickTime

QuickTime video clips (.mp4) can be played using QuickTime, which is available from Apple free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.

RealPlayer

Streaming Video Clips (.rm, .rfm) can be played on demand using RealPlayer software. The RealPlayer streaming video player is available free; download the version of your choice here:

If you can't find the version you need, visit the RealNetworks download site. Also, see the Streaming Video Clips Help Page for more information.

Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player video clips (.wmv, .mp4) can be played on demand using Windows Media Player which is available from Microsoft free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.

Flash

There are several flash files on this web site that can be played on demand using the Adobe Flash Player that is available from Adobe free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.

See also: PDF help page for dealing with PDF files