In most cases, files on NCI wiki are provided in an accessible HTML web format (see Accessibility page). When other file formats are used (such as PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint 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) or Rich Text Format (RTF) - see below. The PDF and RTF forms labeled as "Fillable" support filling in data fields by the user. Otherwise, the forms on this wiki do not support this feature.
There are several software programs that can play video clips on demand. Some of the common file formats for video files are .mp4, .rm, and .wmv. Below you will find a list of the free software programs that are used to play the video clips on this site:
There are several You can play Quicktime video clips (.mp4) on this web site that can be played on demand using Quicktime, which is available for free from Apple for free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.
- Visit the Quicktime site to download the player.
There are several You can play Streaming Video Clips (.rm, .rfm) on this web site that can be played on demand using RealPlayer software. The Real Media streaming video player is available for free; get it from the Real Media Player download site . Also see the Streaming Video Clips Help Page for more information.
Windows Media Player
There are several You can play Windows Media Player video clips (.wmv, .mp4) on this web site that can be played on demand using Windows Media Player, which is available for free from Microsoft for free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.
- Visit the Windows Media Player site to download the player.
There are several flash files on this web site that can be played on demand You can play Flash files using the Adobe Flash Player, which is available for free from Adobe for free and may be downloaded by visiting the link below.
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 it's 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.
Once downloaded, these compressed files can typically be uncompressed by simply double-clicking and choosing a destination folder to store them in.
Note: For help accessing PDF, RTF, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Audio or Video files, see Help Downloading Files.