Plug-in Link

Whenever you have content on your site that requires your visitor to have other software installed on their computer you must provide a link to an accessible version of the software.

The most prominent example is that you must have a link to Adobe Acrobat Reader wherever a PDF is present on your website.

Plug-in Links

  • For PDFs provide a link to http://get.adobe.com/reader/
  • For Word Documents provide a link to http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/office-online-file-converters-and-viewers-HA001044981.aspx
  • For embed or object tags provide a link to http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash

Example

You may need to install Acrobat Reader to access this document.

The link should include the ending slash (i.e.,  http://get.adobe.com/reader/  )

As A Courtesy

We recommend that you provide some information about the content, like the file size and type. Keep in mind that not all visitors will be happy about downloading a file, especially a large one. The common recommendation for document file size is to keep it below 1 MB.

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