The forms provided by SSD come in various formats such as html, .doc, and .pdf. In order to open/read these forms it may be necessary for you to download an appropriate program. The following list provides instructions and links for each file format.
HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is the format used by web pages and read by any web browser program. If you are able to read this page, you already have all that is necessary to view this file format.
PDF (Portable Document Format) was created by Adobe Systems to form accessible documents designed in an open format to store and display information across many programs and operating systems. Adobe Reader is a free program for download from Adobe Systems. Click here to download Adobe Reader. Many modern web browsers install Adobe Reader as a plugin, in which case pdf's may be viewed from within the web browser itself. For more information visit your respective web browser's support site.
The .doc/.docx (Document) format is used by Microsoft Word, a popular word processor. Microsoft Word is a part of the Microsoft Office Suite, a collection of common office applications. Microsoft Office is not a free program but is available for sale at a reduced price for students at the UNL Computer Store.
The .xls/.xlsx format is used by Microsoft Excel, the spreadsheet editor which is part of the Microsoft Office Suite. Microsoft Office is not a free program but is available for sale at a reduced price for students at the UNL Computer Store.