If we send you a file and you are unable
to open it using one of the other file readers listed, try
OpenOffice. OpenOffice is compatible with all
other major office suites, the product is free to download, use, and
distribute. Download this free software if we, or anyone else,
sends you an Excel file or a Word Document and if you don't have
Microsoft Office, Excel, or Word.
From time to time, we send applicants
files in Microsoft Word and Excel
formats. If you do not have these software packages installed on
computer, downloading these links will allow you to view the
documents. Unlike using OpenOffice, using these viewers you
cannot make changes to the Excel and Word files that you receive.
The only advantage to using the viewers is that they are faster to
download and use quickly.
If you have a scanner,
these two programs will be particulalry useful to you. If your
scanner will allow you to scan, or 'copy', to a printer you can include
a pdf file creator/writer as one of your printers. This will
enable you to sign a document with a pen, scan/copy it to a pdf file,
rename the file as a descriptive name, then attach it to an
1. PDF Creator is FREE. If
you know how to Print, then you know how to use PDF Creator. You
can read about it at the following link, but before you download the
program there continue reading here below the link.
The identical program is available
through PC World magazine using the link below. It seems that the
installation is a little different (better) through the magazine's web
site: I was able to select a hard drive other than C, where I was
not given that opportunity from the acrosoftware.com web site above.
2. Win2PDF is a low-cost PDF file creator that enables you to
'append' or 'prepend' an existing pdf document. This ability
is particularly useful when you need to combine multiple scanned pages
into one names document. I paid $35 and it has been an excellent
investment. It also works quickly and easily as a printer.