Commonwealth Budget 1998-99 Help

Help Information

Download File Types

All Budget information is available for downloading (ie. copying on to your own computer) in four separate formats:
PDF Format Portable Document Format (PDF)
Portable document format, or PDF, is a document format created by Adobe which is platform independent. To open, view and print PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free from the Adobe Web site
RTF Format Rich Text Format (RTF)
Rich text format, or RTF, is a document format that can be opened, viewed and printed using any PC-based word processing package.
Zipped PDF Format
Zipped RTF Format
Zipped PDF and RTF Formats
Treasury also provides Budget information for download in a compressed format (.ZIP files), which reduces download time. To decompress downloaded .ZIP files, you will need a decompressing application, such as WinZip. Once the files are decompressed, they can be opened, viewed and printed as above.
Generally, PDF files take up less memory than RTF files, and so do not take as long to download. However, downloading compressed ('zipped') files should also reduce download time further.

To Download Budget Files . . .

Treasury provides Budget documents for download arranged in tables, so that you can quickly and easily locate the particular document you are after. To download your copy of a Budget document:
  1. Locate the document name and preferred format (see above).
  2. Click on the file-size text (eg. "120 KB") once.
    • If you have a plug-in that enables PDF and/or RTF viewing directly in your browser, the document will appear within your browser. If you still prefer to save a separate copy, try right-clicking on the file-size text instead.
    • If this plug-in is not present (or disabled) a dialog box should appear prompting you to save or open the document. Save your copy to your desired directory on your computer.
    • If you have selected a compressed ('zipped') version to download, you should first be prompted to save the file. Depending on the decompressing software you have, it may automatically decompress the new file for you, or you may have to start the software yourself and then decompress it.

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