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Common Third Party File Types

Many course documents in Blackboard are in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Office format. Some combinations of Windows/Office service packs and browser security settings may cause access problems. To see if you are affected, try downloading these sample files:

Click to download a sample PDF fileAcrobat
acrobat.pdf (177 Kb)

 
 
Click to download a sample Word 97 fileWord 97
word.doc (28 Kb)

 
Click to download a sample Word 2007 fileWord 2007
word07.docx (15 Kb)

 
Click to download a sample Excel 97 fileExcel 97
excel.xls (21 Kb)

 
Click to download a sample Excel 2007 fileExcel 2007
excel07.xlsx (21 Kb)

 
Click to download a sample Powerpoint 97 filePowerPoint 97
powerpoint.ppt (40 Kb)

 
Click to download a sample Powerpoint 2007 filePowerPoint 2007
powerpoint07.pptx (50 Kb)

 


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Pop-ups

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Pop-up blocking software installed in your web browser can prevent you from seeing these - unless it is configured to allow pop-ups from Blackboard
Use the buttons below to test whether your browser currently allows pop-ups and alert messages:

alert test  popup test

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