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Tip: Use the reload function of your browser to view the latest version of the web page.

Adobe Reader Tip: While viewing pdf files in Reader if weblinks (links to IDOT's web site) are not functioning properly, you must first choose a browser. While in Adobe Reader choose File | Preferences | Weblink. Set your options for displaying Web information to "Show Toolbar Button" and "Show Progress Dialog". Then click on Browse to locate your web browser (IE Explorer, Netscape Communicator, etc.). Choose the connection type that matches your browser. If your browser is not listed, choose "Standard". Then click OK.

Tools: If you do not already have the tools below you may download them here.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint File Formats - Ability to open MS Office 07 files from MS 03

MS Excel Viewer - Excel versions 97 through 2007

MS Word Viewer - Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2

Snapshot Viewer - Access versions 97 through 2007

Download Acrobat Reader

Executable files (.exe).. Any downloadable file with an .exe extension have been compressed and converted to a self extracting file.

Instructions for running .exe files:
1. Download the file to your local hard drive.
2. Double click the file from within File Manager. The file will self-extract and an unzipped file will appear in your directory.


Directions to use the "Statewide Inserted Special Provisions"File

The inserted special provision memo's are in hidden text, to view or print hidden text use the following instructions:

To view hidden text, use the following commands:
Tool - Options - View - Click on "Hidden Text"

To print the hidden text, use the following commands:
Tool - Options - Print - Click on "Hidden Text"

The Inserted Special Provisions file naming convention is: the first 2 characters are for special provisions, the following 6 characters are for the letting date, the file extension is for the file type.

Once you have decompressed the file use MS Word or Word Viewer to view.

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