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Occasionally you will encounter a page without a link to the page you were previously viewing. In this case, use the Back button (), found on your browser's toolbar, to return to the previous page.
Several file formats are used on this site for presenting text, tables, and charts. Most are automatically resolved by your browser, but a few require separate, commonly-available software applications called viewers. You can either configure your browser to recognize and display these files or save the files to disk and view them later.
Adobe Systems Incorporated developed Adobe Acrobat Reader, a freely available viewer for files that conform to the Portable Document Format (.pdf). The Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files across all major computing platforms. The PDF files closely match the formatting of our printed reports.
Access.Adobe.Com is a tool that allows blind and visually impaired users to read any document in Adobe PDF format. The tool converts Web-based PDF files to HTML, which can then be read by common screen-reading programs. All you need is a Web browser. There are three options for using Access.adobe.com to convert PDF files into HTML: (1) by form submission, (2) by email, or (3) by an Acrobat for Windows plug in.
If you don't have Excel installed on your computer, you can use the Microsoft Excel Viewer (3,780K) to view and print Microsoft Excel for Windows (versions 2.0 and greater) and Microsoft Excel for the Macintosh (versions 2.2a and greater) spreadsheet files.
For additional, detailed information on how to view Excel spreadsheets, see our section on configuring your browser to access spreadsheet files.
If you do not have PowerPoint installed on your computer, you can use the PowerPoint97 Viewer (2,757K) to view and print PowerPoint presentations exactly as they appear in PowerPoint. With this viewer, you can see animation, graphics effects, action settings, hyperlinks, and custom shows.
If you do not have Word installed on your computer, you can use the Word Viewer (2,180K) to view and print Word documents exactly as they appear in Word. With this viewer, you can view page layout, zoom, outline, headers and footers, footnotes, and annotations.