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Can I still open resource files if I don't have the relevant software?

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014 03:15PM GMT
Some of the uploaded files will have been created for specific applications and interactive whiteboards. There are some viewers available, or alternatively there are limited trial versions that you can install.
 
  • AU - AUs are audio files which can be opened in most Windows and Mac audio software including Apple QuickTime and Windows Media Player.
  • DOCX, XLSX and PPTX - Microsoft has some online file convertors and viewers which allow you to open files created by different versions of Office. These files can also be opened in iWork, OpenOffice and Google Docs.
  • ET - These files can be read on Easiteach Reader.
  • FLP - Promethean. Flipchart viewers are available for Windows and Mac.
  • NOTEBOOK, XBK - These files are created by SMART Notebook software. The SMART Notebook Interactive viewer is available for download on an open licence, allowing you to exchange Notebook files with any of your colleagues.
  • PUB - These files can only be opened in Microsoft Publisher for Windows. No viewers are available but a 60 day free trial version of the software will enable you to open these files.
  • RA - These are Real Audio files. A free download of RealPlayer is available.
  • YAR - These files are unique to Hitachi's Starboard Interactive whiteboard. There is a free viewer for Windows available.
  • SIB - These are Sibelius files. You can download Sibelius here

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