City of Madison Plug-ins
What are plug-ins?
Plug-ins are software programs that extend the capabilities of web browsers in a specific way - giving you,
for example, the ability to play audio samples, watch streamed meetings using the RealPLayer plug-in and
view documents over the Web that look just as they do when created.
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
PDF is an acronym for "Portable Document Format." PDF is a file format created by Adobe that lets you view and
print a file exactly as the author designed it, without needing to have the same application or fonts used to
create the file.
Most documents on the City of Madison web site are published using Adobe's® Portable Document Format (PDF).
To display or print these documents, you must download the free Adobe Reader®. The Adobe® Reader allows you to
view, navigate, and print PDF documents. All PDF documents on the City of Madison's Web site are characterized
by the following example, (PDF 32KB), and is usually placed next to the document link. The plug-in is availble for free by going to: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html