BJS provides its products on the Internet in a variety of electronic formats to provide access to users with varying electronic capabilities. Some of these formats require interpreting applications you need to install on your computer as plug-ins to web browsers or stand-alone only applications.
Using the portable document format (.pdf), Acrobat documents are full electronic renderings of published documents including the text, page layout and graphics that can be viewed and printed on any platform. A free reader appropriate for your computer is needed to view an Acrobat document. This reader can be used as a stand-alone or as a plug-in within a web browser to view documents as they are downloaded from the Internet. Instructions on using this software as a plug-in should be available with your web browser.
Get Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Many tables from our reports and some additional data are available in the .wk1 format, readable by most spreadsheet software. Applications that will read a wk1 file can be used as a helper application with many browsers. Instructions on using this software as a plug-in should be available with your web browser.
In many instances, the spreadsheets or other files have been grouped and compressed to speed downloads. These archival files are presented in .zip format that must be expanded for use. Commercial and free expanders are available for most platforms.
Go to Info-ZIP for free, portable, high-quality versions of the Zip and Unzip compressor-archive utilities.
Slide shows given at conferences and meetings are provided in PowerPoint format. PowerPoint Online is a free alternative that provide some of the same benefits of PowerPoint Viewer and can display some newer features (such as the Morph feature and animations added to PowerPoint after version 2010).
If you have a Microsoft account (hotmail.com, outlook.com, live.com, msn.com) or an Office 365 work or school account, you can view and edit a presentation for free in a web browser by saving the file to OneDrive or Dropbox and using PowerPoint Online to open it.