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Alternative formats and plug-ins

Information throughout the Canadian Grain Commission web site is provided in XHTML 1.0 Strict as the primary format. In some cases, other software formats are provided as alternatives. To open these alternate formats, you may need to download and install one or more of the following on your computer:

Media Players (for viewing interactive content)

Portable document format

Some of the pages available on our web site are electronic versions of documents that were originally designed for printing. These documents may also be available for download in Portable Document Format (PDF) format so that you can view and print them with virtually the same graphics, typography and layout as the original version.

Help on accessing documents in PDF format.

Text only files

Text only files have minimal formatting and when saved, can be opened in any Windows or Macintosh system.

To save a text only file:

Open the file.
Go to the File menu. Select Save As.
Select the directory in which to save the file. Select Save.
Open the text file in that directory.
If the text is not word-wrapped, go to the Format menu. Select Word Wrap.

Word processing software

  • DOC - Some files are available in Microsoft Word or Rich Text formats. To view these files you will need Microsoft Word Reader.
  • XLS - To read a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel format, you will need the Microsoft Excel Viewer.