In most cases, files on NCI wiki are provided in an accessible HTML web format, as explained on the Accessibility - NCI Wiki page. When other file formats are used (such as PDF or RealPlayer), postings are annotated with the corresponding file format and a link to this page is provided. Below you will find instructions for using the various file types as well as links to download free viewers that will work across multiple operating system platforms. Many of these documents will open directly in your browser or will provide the option of saving to your local computer.
Many documents on this wiki are available as downloadable and sometimes fillable form files, usually in Portable Document Format (PDF) - see below. You can fill in data fields on PDF forms labeled as "Fillable." Otherwise, the forms on this wiki do not support this feature.
Adobe Acrobat or PDF Forms
Before attempting to read these files, you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed (download Acrobat Reader ). The free Adobe Acrobat reader will allow you to view and print PDF files. Also see the Adobe Acrobat Reader download page for quick links to Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility features. In addition, Adobe offers other Online Conversion Tools for Adobe PDF Documents including web-based and e-mail submissions. Additional conversion tools are available in the Adobe Accessibility Resource Center .
As mentioned above, there are numerous PDF forms on this web site labeled as "Fillable". Note that there are limitations on the functionality of these forms depending on the product you are using, as follows:
Saving Files Locally
When you click on a link to a file in other than HTML format, your browser may open the document in the browser window, open the document in its native application automatically, or prompt you to save the file locally. The action the browser takes depends on your local browser/application configuration. You will need to have the appropriate application or file viewer (see free viewers above) to view these documents.
- If your browser automatically opens the document in it's native application or reader, you will have the option to do a File/Save to capture the document to your local computer.
- If your browser prompts you to download and save the file, simply choose an appropriate place on your local hard disk to store the file. You will want to carefully note the location you save to so that you will be able to find the file when the download is completed.