VIEWING OUR FILES AND FORMS
How do I view the files?
Documents on the Colorado Courts Web site are posted in one or
more of four formats: HTML (.htm), Word 6.0 (.doc), Excel (.xls)
or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). Viewing an HTML document requires no additional
software and can be done through your browser. Viewing a Word
document requires that you download the document and open it offline
in Microsoft Word. Viewing an Excel spreadsheet requires that
you have Excel or another spreadsheet program that will read Excel
files. Viewing an Adobe Acrobat document requires the Adobe Acrobat
Reader 3.0 or above for either online or offline viewing. Downloading
a document requires that you right click on the file and select
"Save Link As" or use the File/Save As option on your
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 enables Netscape Navigator
3.0+ or Internet Explorer 3.0+ to view .pdf documents online through
the browser. This means that you will not have to launch the Adobe
Acrobat Reader separately after downloading .pdf documents because
they will automatically be opened in the Adobe Acrobat Reader by
the browser. You may still download and view the document offline
through the Adobe Acrobat Reader without the browser if you choose
to do so. Click here to download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0
designed for your operating system or platform.
AOL Users: While the AOL 3.0 browser does support the
Adobe Acrobat Reader, there is a technical problem within the browser
that prevents it from displaying .pdf files online. This means that
if you are using AOL, you need to download the .pdf file, save it
to your hard drive and open it with the Adobe Acrobat Reader offline.
Upgrading to the AOL 4.0 browser and adding Adobe Acrobat Reader
as a helper application allows you to read the files within the
browser. This is highly recommended.
Some files are provided as Excel 5.0 or Access 7.0
files. To view these files, you will need to download them and open
them within Excel or Access.
Some large files and groups of forms are offered as
a compressed file in .ZIP format or as an executable ZIP which ends
in .EXE. Before you can view an ordinary .ZIP file, you will need
to decompress or unZIP it with a utility like PKUNZIP or WinZip.
An executable ZIP ends in .EXE. Save it to the directory you wish
the files in. Then "run" the program and it will unzip
the files into that directory.