Downloading and Opening Documents

Printer-friendly versionHere on the City Website we have documents in different formats as well as web pages.  Downloading varies by computer type and browser, but essentially when you click a link that is a document it often asks you whether you want to save it or open it directly.  If you don't have the software to open the file, you can get it here:

For Adobe PDF files (very common on the site) - on the Mac, these should open automatically with Preview which is built into to the operating system.  On windows, you might need to download Adobe Reader.

For Word documents, powerpoint files, excel spreadsheets, there are a variety of solutions.  You might have Microsoft Office on your computer, and some other programs can open these files.  One good solution is to download the free excellent Open Office software.

If you have any questions, send a help request.