Tech Bytes-Files and Downloading

Dear All,
 
A quick Tech Byte....
 
To open different file types that you may download or that are attached to emails please follow the below guidelines:
 
xls file: You need Microsoft Excel to view this file.
 
pdf file: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or higher) to view this file. This is installed on the network.
 
ppt file: You need Microsoft Powerpoint to view this file. 
 
doc file: You need the Microsoft Word program, a Microsoft Word viewer, or a program that can import Word files in order to view this file.  
 
zip file: This is a "zip" file (a compressed data file), and you will need a data compression utility such as StuffIt Expander to open it. We have an open source tool called TugZip that works great!

If you are trying to open a Microsoft 2008 or 2008 document, you will need to first open the application (Word, Excel or Powerpoint) then use the converter icon on your desktop.  We will be rolling out Open Office- which is an Open Source free tool that works exactly like Microsoft Office  2008 version (Word, Powerpoint and Excel).

We currently have version 2003, and with this Open Office Tool will save the hassle and cost of an upgrade! 

More to come on Open Office in the next Tech Byte.