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Accessing Documents in Various File Formats

The documents on www.oge.gov  are in various file formats.  In addition to regular HTML or XML, documents may also appear in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF), or Microsoft's Excel, Word or PowerPoint formats. OGE has made every effort to provide documents in open, industry standard formats to allow access to this information through the use of a web browser. However, there may be instances in which the effective presentation of the information can only be achieved through the use of other formats requiring plug-ins. Below please find a list of plug-ins for these documents.

 

Adobe Plug-ins 
These plug-ins are for "viewers" only and can be used to access PDF files and Flash video without having the programs installed on the computer. However, documents cannot be created with these viewers. Note: Some PDF documents may be able to be edited and saved provided that they are "rights-enabled" PDF files.

Adobe Reader for PDF Files  - Open and interact with all PDF documents. View, search, and print PDF files.
Adobe Flash Player  - Cross-platform, browser-based application. View applications, content and videos across screens and different browsers.

 

Microsoft Office Plug-ins 
These plug-ins are for "viewers" only and can be used to access MS Office documents without having the programs installed on the computer. However, documents cannot be created, edited or saved with these viewers.

MS Word Viewer  - View, print and copy Word documents.
MS PowerPoint Viewer  - View full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint.
MS Excel Viewer  - Open, view and print Excel workbooks.