Helper Application Software and Plug-ins for Web Browsers
Some notes and some of the online journals
will require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. The Excel tutor requires
Authorware to view. Viewing 3-D views of molecular structures require
the addition of appropriate 'helper applications' or 'plug-ins' to a standard
Web Browser. Free-ware or shareware versions of appropriate programs are
available. For viewing molecular structure, either the plug-in Chemscape
Chime or the helper application Rasmol may be used. Chemscape Chime shows
the structures directly in the Browser page.
Chime From MDL Information Systems Ltd. (Free for All Users)
Chime is a Netscape Navigator plug-in that allows scientists to view
chemical information directly on a Netscape Navigator HTML page.
Chime supports most of the popular structure display formats that scientists
use including MDL Information Systems, Inc. Molfile and many of the popular
3D display formats such as the Brookhaven Protein Databank (PDB) format.
Acrobat Reader Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader is a software that lets you view and print
Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Acrobat Reader also lets you
fill in and submit PDF forms online.
Note: You will
receive the most recent version of Acrobat Reader that is available for
your language and platform. This means you will receive version 3 if Acrobat
Reader 4.0 has not yet been released for your language or platform. Step
3 displays the version and file size of the downloaded file based on the
selections you make in Step1.
Downloads: Authorware The
Authorware Web Player, formerly Shockwave Authorware, allows users to create
and deliver high-performance, fully interactive, streaming rich-media across
intranets and high-bandwidth Internet links. The Authorware Web Player
provides compression and streaming of sounds, animation, graphics,
and text that lets authors deliver engaging, online learning application.
and RasMac Enhanced by the MultiCHEM Facility, UC Berkeley RasMol
is an excellent and free pdb viewer available for Windows, Macintosh and
UNIX platforms. This site includes links to Quick Help and Basic Instructions
for Rasmol as well as links to download original version of Rasmol.
Viewer This stand-alone QuickTime 5.0.2 installer
does not require an internet connection during initial installation. To
update QuickTime to a future version, you can run the QuickTime Updater
on the Internet or download a future version of this stand-alone installer.
Viewer The Microsoft PowerPoint 98 Viewer allows people
who use Microsoft PowerPoint to share their presentations with users who
do not have PowerPoint. This product also allows users who wish to post
full fidelity PowerPoint presentations on the Internet to expand their
online audience to people who might not have PowerPoint. .
For Mac Users
The PowerPoint Viewer allows users
who do not have Microsoft PowerPoint Macintosh® Edition to view and
print PowerPoint presentations, but it does not allow them to edit PowerPoint
presentations. Features: Provides full fidelity display of PowerPoint
98 files including the new animations, graphics effects, action settings,
hyperlinks, and custom shows. Opens presentations saved in PowerPoint for
Macintosh version 3.0 or later and PowerPoint for Windows 2.0 or later.
Supports printing of PowerPoint presentations. To use PowerPoint 98 Viewer,
it is *recommended* that you have: A PowerPC processor with a clock speed
of at least 120 MHz. Apple System 7.5.5 or later. 32 MB of RAM. Color monitor
or display supporting greater than 256 colors and 640x480 resolution
To install PowerPoint Viewer, please follow these instructions:
1.Download PPT98VW.HQX to your local hard
2.Double click the file Microsoft PowerPoint View.sit on your local hard
drive. This will run a utility that will uncompress the
Viewer and supporting files. If you do not have Stuffit Expander
for Macintosh you will need to download that
3.Open the folder "Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer"
4.Double click the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer file and the Viewer will
Note, if your system does not have the necessary libraries the Viewer will
install them the first time it runs. The folder "Supporting Files" in
the Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer folder contains these files. To ensure
the Viewer works on other machines please always include the whole
PowerPoint Viewer folder when moving the Viewer to a new computer.
Last Updated January 6,
2000 by Earle Stone