file download help

The County of Kalamazoo has provided this page to assist you with information about downloading various file types. If you have any questions regarding how to download files from our site, you will find most of your questions are answered in the next few paragraphs.

Files vary in size from small to very large and may take a few minutes to download depending on your connection speed to the Internet and other connectivity factors. If you have difficulty downloading files, you might try during non-peak Internet usage times such as early a.m. There are fewer users on line at that time which may assist in a faster download.

Files located here are in various formats. Generally speaking, you need to have the same program on your computer that created the file in order to view the file you wish to download. If you are using a different version of the same program that created the file, the layout of the page may appear differently than it was designed.

PDF formatted files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view them. If you do not have that software, you may download it for free using this link.

For programs to view or convert these file types, visit Microsoft's "Office Online File Converters and Viewers" where you can download and install (for free) the programs you need to accomplish this. Included programs are:

  • Microsoft Excel files
  • Microsoft Word files
  • Microsoft Power Point files

Newer versions of Internet Explorer and Netscape browser software may automatically load the file into the current window if you have the needed program to view the file.

If you wish to save a report to your own computer for use at a later date instead of trying to view it now, place your mouse pointer over the link(s) and right click. A list of options should appear including "Save target as" or "Save link as." Choose the one that is available to you and a new "dialogue box" opens asking where you would like to save it.

Repeat this process to save any of the desired files by moving your mouse to subsequent links. In all cases, you will note the files are pre-named.