Information Technologies maintains a secure data processing and telecommunication environment for all City departments.
The City of Columbia provides information on its Web site in a variety of file formats. Most formats are easily read and displayed by standard Web browsers, but some file formats have been specifically developed for transmitting and displaying special content. Visitors to the site can download and install free plug-ins that will enable their browser to view special content. Links for downloading required plug-ins are provided below.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe's Acrobat Reader allows you to view files in PDF format. The following resource may be used to troubleshoot common Acrobat Reader problems:
Flash Player makes it possible to view flash movies and other flash interactive content.
Windows Media Player & SilverLight
City Stream uses should download the newest versions of Windows Media Player and Silverlight from Microsoft. Linux users may download Moonlight, an open source implementation of Silverlight.
this is a popular Windows utility for creating and working with .ZIP files. Modern versions of Windows provide the capability of viewing zipped files without this program.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft reports that the latest version of Microsoft's browser software incorporates numerous new features to make Web surfing easier and more productive. Start by choosing the correct operating system (version of Windows) then following links to download Internet Explorer.
RealPlayer is a useful streaming media player.
QuickTime by Apple makes it possible to receive and play a variety of streaming audio and video formats.
Viewers for Microsoft Word files
The Microsoft Word® Viewer 2003 enables users without Word to open view and print Word documents.
Viewers for Microsoft Excel files
The Microsoft Excel® Viewer 2003 enables users to open view and print Excel spreadsheet files.