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.accdb Microsoft Access File
.app app file: This is a software application that can be used with a Macintosh operating system (Mac OS 8-9.2) only.
.asf The Advanced Systems Format (ASF) is an extensible file format designed primarily for storing and playing synchronized digital media streams and transmitting them over networks. ASF is the container format for Windows Media Audio and Windows Media Video-based content. Detailed information about ASF in presented in the ASF specification.
.avi AVI File: This is a video file and can be opened with Windows Media Player or QuickTime on a MAC. Download the player for Windows and for the MAC here.
.bmp bmp file: This is a "bitmap" image file that can be opened in most image editors or viewers.
.cmbl The CMBL file type is primarily associated with 'Logger Pro' by Vernier Software & Technology. Download the free viewer Logger Pro.
.cwk cwk file: You need the AppleWorks application to view this file. To learn more about this software before purchasing it, visit the AppleWorks website.
.doc doc file: You need the Microsoft Word program, a free Microsoft Word viewer, or a program that can import Word files in order to view this file. To learn more about the free Microsoft Word Viewer, visit the Microsoft Word website.
.docx docx file: You need the Microsoft Word program, the Microsoft Word app, or a program that can import Word files in order to view this file. To learn more about the free Microsoft Word app, visit the the Microsoft store.
.dot dot file: This is a Microsoft Word template, and you need the Microsoft Word application to view this file. To learn more about this software before purchasing it, visit the Microsoft Word website.
.dwg The DWG file type is primarily associated with 'AutoCAD' by Autodesk, Inc. To access a DWG viewer, click here.
.et et file: RM Easiteach is cross-curricula software that can be used across a wide range of grade levels and designed for use with interactive technologies. Download the free viewer for PC or Macintosh.
.exe exe file: This is an "executable" program that can be used with a Windows operating system (Windows 95/98/NT/Me/2000) only. SchoolWorld does not allow the uploading of exe files.
.fc This icon identifies a First Class Settings File. This kind of file provides the settings you need to access the District email server. To get the free First Class Email Software: http://www.centrinity.com/ClientDownloads/
.fdt Formdocs is an electronic form design and form filler application. To download FormDocs, please visit http://www.formdocs.com/download.htm.
.flipchart Flipchart file: created by ActivInspire software (Promethean). For a free viewer, please click here.
.flp Corel Flow Project Flow Chart or Flip Album file.
.gif gif file: This is an image file that can be opened in any web browser, image editor or viewer.
.gsp GSP File: Geometer's Sketchpad Document File. Download the free Windows Media Player for PC or Macintosh.
.hqx This icon identifies a Stuffit file. Download and double-click to unarchive. You will need Aladdin Stuffit Expander. You can access a free version to expand files here:http://www.stuffit.com/expander/index.html.
.idw The IDW file type is primarily associated with 'IntelliDraw' by Adobe Systems Incorporated.
.imap iMap file: For creating HTML image maps. Download the free viewer for PC or Macintosh.
.ins ins file: You need the Inspiration application to view this file. To learn more about this software before purchasing it, visit the Inspiration website.
.isf isf file: You need the Inspiration application to view this file. To learn more about this software before purchasing it, visit the Inspiration website.
.jnt The JNT file type is primarily associated with 'Windows XP' by Microsoft Corporation. The Journal Note Reader component provides programmatic read access to files in the Journal format.
.jpg jpg file: This is an image file that can be opened in any web browser, image editor or viewer.
.jsp JSP file: JavaSketchpad Applet. Download the free Windows Media Player for PC or Macintosh.
.kmz kmz file: Google Earth delivers a 3D digital model of the entire Earth via the Internet. The .KMZ file is a standard .ZIP file that can be opened with any unzipping utility. Free download is available at http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html.
.m4a Audio file that uses MPEG-4 audio compression; basically an .mp4 file without the video track. Mac / Windows: Apple iTunes or QuickTime Player, Windows Media Player, or other audio program that supports MP4 compression.
.m4v .mp4 files with the WRONG extension introduced by Apple for video+audio files, .m4v can be safely renamed to .mp4 (.m4v is used in Apple iTunes and iPod)
.mid mid file: This is a "MIDI" music file and can be opened with an multimedia player such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.moov moov file: This is a "movie" or multimedia file and can be opened with an multimedia player such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.mov mov file: This is a "movie" or multimedia file and can be opened with an multimedia player such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.mp3 mp3 file: This is an audio file and can be opened with an audio player or editor such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.mp4 The MP4 file type is primarily associated with 'MPEG-4'. Play MP4 files with various players such as QuickTime or RealPlayer.
.mpg mpg file: This is a "movie" or multimedia file and can be opened with an multimedia player such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.mus mus file: This is a music notation document which can be opened using Finale or Finale Notepad. Download the free Finale Notepad progam for PC or Macintosh.
.nbk nbk file: You will need SmartBoard software to view this file.
.notebook Notebook file: You will need SmartBoard software to view this file. Download the free viewer for PC, Mac or Linux.
.odp This file format is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0 specification. OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites. The product is free to download, use, and distribute. Please visit http://www.openoffice.org for a free download.
.ods This file format is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0 specification. OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites. The product is free to download, use, and distribute. Please visit http://www.openoffice.org for a free download.
.odt This file format is part of the Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) 1.0 specification. OpenOffice.org is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite and an open-source project. Compatible with all other major office suites. The product is free to download, use, and distribute. Please visit http://www.openoffice.org for a free download.
.pct pct file: This is a "pict" image file that can be opened in most image editors or viewers.
.pdf pdf file: You need Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 7 or higher) to view this file. Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC or Macintosh.
.pps PPS File: You need Microsoft PowerPoint to view this file. Download a free PowerPoint viewer for Windows.
Note: PowerPoint Viewer is available for the Windows OS only; the Mac version was discontinued.
.ppt PPT file: You need Microsoft PowerPoint to view this file. Download a free PowerPoint viewer for PC or Macintosh.
.pptx PPTX file: You need Microsoft PowerPoint to view this file. To learn more about the free Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer, visit the the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.
.psd psd file: You need Adobe Photoshop or Photoshop Elements to view this file. To learn more about these program before purchasing, visit the Adobe Digital Imaging website.
.pub PUB File: You need Microsoft Office Publisher in order to view this file. Visit the Microsoft website to learn more about viewing options.
.rpt This file type is most often some form of report and is used by many programs. Generally, these are ASCII files or Crystal Reports and can be read using any text editor.
.sea sea file: This is a "self-extracting archive" file (a compressed data file) and can be used with any Macintosh operating system.
.sib sib file: This is a music notation document which can be opened using Sibelius or Scorch. Download the free Scorch progam for PC or Macintosh.
.sit sit file: This is a "StuffIt" file (a compressed data file), and you will need StuffIt Expander to open it. Download the free StuffIt Explander for PC or Macintosh.
.snd snd file: This is a Macintosh "sound" file and can be opened with an audio player or editor such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.stk stk file: You need Hyperstudio (version 3 or higher) to view this file. Download the free Hyperstudio Player for PC or Macintosh.
.swf Adobe Flash Player. Download the free Flash Player by clicking here.
.tif tif file: This is a "tiff" image file and can be opened in most image editors or viewers.
.txt txt file: This is a simple text file and can be opened in any web browser, word processor or text editor.
.wav wav file: This is an audio "wave" file and can be opened with an audio player or editor such as QuickTime. Download the free QuickTime Player for PC or Macintosh.
.wmv wmv file: Windows Media Player for videos and music files.
.wp3 The WP3 file type is primarily associated with 'PhotoStory' by Microsoft Corporation. Create a story (digital movie) from your still photos.
.wpd Corel WordPerfect® Office X3 - word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and email solutions.
.xbk xbk file: You will need SmartBoard software to view this file.
.xls xls file: You need Microsoft Excel to view this file. To learn more about this program before purchasing it, visit the Microsoft Excel website. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Excel 2007 File Formats
.xlsx xlsx file: You need the Microsoft Excel program to view this file. To learn more about the free Microsoft Excel Viewer, visit the the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.
.zip zip file: This is a "zip" file (a compressed data file), and you will need a data compression utility such as StuffIt Expander to open it. Download the free StuffIt Expander for PC or Macintosh.