Plug-ins for web browsers

In order to take full advantage of the information published in the RSC e-journals and ESI service you may need to use a plug-in for your web browser. Plug-ins are additional free software packages that allow a web browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer to view special files (e.g. 3D diagrams). The current plug-ins that may be needed are:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Enables the viewing of PDF files

MDLI Chemscape Chime

This plugin allows you to view several interactive file formats including 3D rotatable molecules and IR spectra

Microsoft Word Viewer

This is used to view Microsoft Word files

SGI Cosmo player (PC and Unix)

Enables your browser to show and manipulate VRML or 'virtual reality' files

Apple QuickTime

Allows the viewing of movie and animation file formats

Help on how to install Plug-ins

In order to use these plug-ins you must be using either Netscape Navigator (version 3 to 4.7) or Microsoft Internet Explorer (version 4 to 5.5 SP1) web browsers. These browsers can be obtained from the Netscape and Microsoft home pages respectively.

To download one of the plug-ins, click on the appropriate link to get to the software providers home page. From there, follow the links to the appropriate plug-in for your operating system (e.g. Macintosh or Windows 95) and download the plug-in software to your computer's hard disk.

Once the plug-in software has been downloaded, it must then be installed before it can be used to view files with your web browser. Instructions on how to do this will be available from where the software was downloaded. The process differs for different operating systems and plug-ins, but in the case of Macintosh and PC computers this generally involves running the single file downloaded, which will be a self-extracting install program.

Once installed, the plug-in will automatically be used by your web browser whenever it needs to display a file that requires it. You will not need to download the plug-in again.

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