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These are the file formats that we use...

pdf files: Require Adobe Reader to open them.  You can print them or you can highlight parts of the text and cut and copy it to the word processor of your choice.

If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer you can download it for free from

htm files: These are web pages. They will load into your web browser. If you want to save them onto your hard disc you may need to save any pictures separately
doc files: These are MS Word documents. They will open in MS Word or any MS Office compatible word processor eg. Star Office or Open Office
rtf files: Will open with any word processor that can read Rich Text Format files (eg Microsoft Word or compatible programs). These files are easier to save to your hard disc and easy to edit for yourself.
txt files: These are plain text files that can be opened in any word processor or text processor (and on any computer eg. Acorn or Apple)
ppt or pps files: These are presentations produced by MS Powerpoint. They are very useful for whole class use, especially if you are using a data projector. They can usually  also be read by other compatible programs such as Star Office and Open Office.
te files TextEase files. TextEase also uses a number of other file types which we are happy to carry. These files should be readable by versions of TextEase running on Windows, Apple or Acorn platforms.
xls files: Spreadsheet files for Microsoft Excel (also mostly compatible with Open Office etc.)
csv files: These are files that contain data in a form that can be read by most spreadsheet or database programs.
zip files:
(These are usually .zip or .exe)
These are compressed archives (files that have been squashed to make them download more quickly. Download to your hard disc and then unzip with a  program such as WinZip or Zip Central). You can download Zip Central for free from zipcentral). You will also need the appropriate program (such as MS Word) to read the files contained in the zip file.

Larger files may be marked in the lists to indicate
their approximate size. (K = Kilobytes, M= Megabytes)

If you wish to submit resources we would prefer you to use these formats but will happily accept what you send. For more information about submitting resources to the vault please click here.

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