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About File Formats

HTML (HyperText Markup Language): The Web versions of documents, complete with hyperlinks to referenced information, as available. Use these files if you want to read the document online with your browser.

DOC & DOCX (MS Word): Documents formatted in Microsoft word processing software. Download these files if you have a word processor capable of reading the version and if you want to keep the formatting and edit the document electronically. A free plug-in for viewing these files can be downloaded from Microsoft's Download Center.

PDF (Portable Document Format): A universal file format that preserves the look and layout of a printed document. These files are accessible through a free viewer published by Adobe – the latest release of the free Adobe viewer is recommended. Select this file type if you want to print a copy of the document. PDF files cannot be edited electronically. Tagged PDF files are generally accessible via assistive technologies.

PPT & PPTX (MS PowerPoint): Slide show presentations. Download these files if you have software capable of reading the version and if you want to keep the formatting and edit the slide show electronically. A free plug-in for viewing these files can be downloaded from Microsoft's Download Center.

RTF (Rich Text Format): Text files with some formatting. Download this file type if you want to save and edit the document electronically. A free plug-in for viewing these files can be downloaded from Microsoft's Download Center.

VSD (Visio): Documents formatted in Microsoft Visio software. A free plug-in for viewing these files can be downloaded from Microsoft's Download Center.

XLS & XLSX (Excel Spreadsheet): Documents formatted in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software. A free plug-in for viewing these files can be downloaded from Microsoft's Download Center.

UHV welcomes comments on how to improve the site's accessibility. If you use assistive technology and/or the format of any material on our Web site interferes with your ability to access the information, please e-mail Web Services. To enable us to respond in a manner most helpful to you, please indicate the nature of your accessibility problem, the preferred format in which to receive the material, the Web address of the requested material, and your contact information.

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