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.
you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer you can
download it for free from
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
These are MS Word documents. They will open in MS
Word or any MS Office compatible word processor eg. Star Office or
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.
files that can be opened in any word processor or text processor
(and on any computer eg. Acorn or Apple)
ppt or pps
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.
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.
Spreadsheet files for Microsoft Excel (also mostly
compatible with Open Office etc.)
These are files that contain data in a
form that can be read by most spreadsheet or database programs.
(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