Thermochemical Database (TDB) project

File formats used on the TDB WWW pages

This page contains information about some of the file formats used on the TDB web pages.


PDF files

Much of the documentation for the NEA TDB project is available on the TDB web pages as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. To read PDF files, you have to have Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Exchange installed on your computer. To read the TDB project documentation PDF files you have to have Adobe Acrobat Reader (or Exchange) version 3.0 or later installed (version 2.1 is not able to read properly the documents produced at the NEA). The latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

PDF was chosen as the preferred format for distribution of finalised documents for several reasons:

WinZip self-extractable files

These files self-extracting executable files created using WinZip. You don't need WinZip to look at these files, though, you just download them to your computer, and click on the file in your file manager. This will start the extraction procedure to produce the original file. This will only work, if you are using a Microsoft Windows system. If not, you have to download the uncompressed file.

Microsoft Word files

The NEA TDB Secretariat currently uses the NT version of MS Word 97, with servicepack 1 and 2 installed. The servicepacks can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.

Related links

TDB introduction

Latest project news

General information

Other thermochemical database sites

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Restricted areas

The following links are password-protected.

TDB Phase II home page

TDB Phase III home page

Last reviewed: 27 May 2011