File format reference list

The following file types are used within the WHDL. Each requires its own type of software to read the files.

ePub: This is a standard ebook format. Common readers that can view these files include the Barnes and Noble Nook, Apple's iBooks, the Sony reader, the Kobo reader, and many more. You can also often find a plug-in for your web browser that will enable to read these files there. One example is the Firefox add-on EPUBREADER 1.4.2.1. Lastly, there are many free desktop software programs such as Stanza and Calibre that will read these files.

jpeg: A jpeg file is an image file, viewable by your web browser and all standard image readers. Note that the quality of a jpeg image can vary, and an image that appears sharp on your computer screen may not print well. To save a jpeg image file, simply right-click on the image and select the command to save the image to your computer.

mobi: Also called "prc," the mobi format is used by the Amazon Kindle readers. To read these files, you will need to email them directly to the Amazon-assigned address of your ereader software. You can find this information by logging in to Amazon, navigating to the "Manage my Kindle" page, and selecting the "Manage Your Devices" link in the left-hand column.

PDF: PDF is the Internet-standard document format. These documents can be viewed on your desktop of mobile device by installing any free PDF reader, of which there are many. The main PDF reader is the Adobe Reader.

prc: Also called "mobi," the mobi format is used by the Amazon Kindle readers. To read these files, you will need to email them directly to the Amazon-assigned address of your ereader software. You can find this information by logging in to Amazon, navigating to the "Manage my Kindle" page, and selecting the "Manage Your Devices" link in the left-hand column.