You are in: HGfL eServices » Help Using HGfL » Podcasts, RSS Feeds, Viewers & File Extensions

 

 

 

Interactive Whiteboard Viewers & Free Trials

The HGfL web site has IWB resources for use with Smart Notebook, Promethean ActivInspire and ActivPrimary and Easiteach. The resources are indicated with the relevant icon as detailed below.

Viewer

Icons/ extension

Links

Smart Notebook

Indicated by: smart notebook icon and have a
*.notebook extension

Download Smart Notebook Express here:

Easiteach

Indicated by: easyteach icon and have a
*.et extension

Easiteach no longer provide a viewer. 

A trial version can be downloaded here:

Promethean

Indicated by: easyteach icon and have a
*.flp extension

Promethean viewers can be accessed via the links below. There are choices for ActivPrimary and ActivStudio (Windows and Mac):

If the ActivInspire viewer is not shown, the ActivInspire resources can be seen by downloading a trial version of the software from here:

Microsoft Office File Extensions (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) Updated

Microsoft Word 97/2003/2010 Documents

These files are shown with the following icons:

  • (97) and Word 2003 icon (2003) and have an extension of .doc
  • (2010) Word files have an extension of .docx New

If you see a file with the extension of .docm it usually means the file has a macro running ie extra functionality in the file which is doing something clever in your document - in this case you will probably need to be running Word 2010 or later for the macro to work properly.

 

Microsoft Excel 97/2003/2010 Documents

These files are shown with the following icons:

  • (97) and Excel 2003 logo (2003) and have an extension of .xls
  • (2010) Excel files have an extension of .xlsx New

If you see a file with the extension of .xlsm it usually means the file has a macro running ie extra functionality in the file which is doing something clever in your document - in this case you will probably need to be running Excel 2010 or later for the macro to work properly.

 

Microsoft PowerPoint 97/2003/2010 Documents

These files are shown with the following icons:

  • (97) and Powerpoint 2003 icon (2003) and have an extension of .ppt
  •  (2010) Powepoint files have an extension of .pptx New

If you see a file with the extension of .pptm it usually means the file has a macro running ie extra functionality in the file which is doing something clever in your document - in this case you will probably need to be running PowerPoint 2010 or later for the macro to work properly.

 

Introduction to New File-Name Extensions New

The 2007 Microsoft Office system introduced a new file format based on XML. It was called Open XML Formats and applies to Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office 2007 and higher versions. This article describes what the new file name extensions are, how you can share files with people using earlier versions of Office, and you can learn about the benefits.

 

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats New

Install this compatibility pack if you would like to open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations that were created in the newer versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Adobe Acrobat PDF Documents

  • These files are indicated by a PDF icon icon and have a .pdf extension. Adobe Acrobat files require you to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer before you can read them. If you are working on a 'standalone' computer (normally one which is not on a 'client-server' network) then you may be able to install the Acrobat Reader. If you are on a client-server network then speak to your network manager and ask if s/he can install it for you.
  • If your school is supported by School IT Systems Support then you can view the Helpdesk contact information on this site.
  • If you want to download Adobe Acrobat Reader click on the icon on the right. This will take you to the Adobe web site where you will get instructions on how to download and install Acrobat Reader, which is available for both Windows PCs and Apple Macintosh computers.
  • You will be able to print out Adobe Acrobat documents, but you will not be able to edit them. Acrobat format is used when information has to be 'set in stone' - with a price list in Word format anyone could edit it to change the prices, but with the same document in Acrobat format the document is printable but not editable.

 

 

Zip Files

These files are indicated by a icon and have a .zip extension.

Any computer running XP (any service pack) , Vista or Windows 8 has the ability to unzip files without the need for installing extraction software such as 7zip or Winzip.

Unzipping using the microsoft built in tools is simple
  • Download the zip file to a location of your choice
  • Browse to that location in windows explorer
  • Right click on the zip file and select extract all
  • Specify the location for the extracted files.
  • The files will then be extracted to the specified location

If you have problems unzipping files please contact your network administrator or your technical support provider.

If you are supported by SITSS contact: