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This page has been provided to help you acquire the necessary software (if you do not already have it) to access the various materials available on this site. Please read all of the information regarding the software CAREFULLY before beginning any downloads. We do not assume responsibility for any problems that you may encounter by downloading any of the suggested software.
Adobe Acrobat Reader: This software allows you to retrieve, read, and print documents saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). Use the weblink provided to access the Adobe download page. Click on the tab: Get Acrobat Reader on the lower right hand side of the page. Carefully follow the download instructions provided.
Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1: This software consists of a CD player, an audio and video player, a media jukebox, a media guide, an internet radio tuner, and an audio CD burner. This software allows you to play streaming video and downloadable digital audio, video, and other internet content. Use the weblink provided to access the Media Player download page. Read all directions carefully, then click the Download Now tab on the right hand side of the screen to begin downloading the media player. Warning: this program should not be installed on computers running Windows 95 or Windows NT.
Real One Player: The Real One Player is an easy to use program that allows access to audio and full-screen video programs. Use the weblink provided to access the Real One Player page. Click on the Free Download tab on the bottom right hand side of the screen to download a free version of this software.
Quick Time: Quick Time is a program that allows you to access full audio and video files from the internet. It also allows you to import video, audio, and images from a variety of file formats. Once you have accessed the Quick Time page using the weblink provided, click on the Download Free Player tab.
Open Office: This free software provides you with access to word processing programs, powerpoint and other features. Use the weblink provided to visit the Open Office site.
PowerPoint for Windows and PowerPoint for Macintosh: This download is for users who don't have Microsoft PowerPoint. It allows you to view PowerPoint 95, 97, 2000, and 2002 presentations. The PowerPoint Viewer allows people who use PowerPoint to share their presentations with people who do not have PowerPoint installed on their computers. Use the weblink provided to visit the download page.
This is a link to download FlashPlayer from Macromedia. It is used to play Flash Animations on web sites.


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Published by:  D. DeGarmo of the Department of Political Science, V. Parmley of the  Department of Political Science, and Jack D. Sumpter Technical and Web Consultant
Last Updated:  June 6 , 2006
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Dr. Denise DeGarmo, Valerie Parmley, & Jack D. Sumpter
Department of Political Science
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Edwardsville, IL 62026