nformation stored on the SEDAR Database is retrieved by means of programs known as browsers. If you are an Internet user you will be familiar with one or both of the most popular browsers, Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer. Either of these browsers in recent versions can also be used to retrieve documents from SEDAR.
If your computer is already equipped with Netscape Navigator 4.0 or later or Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, all that remains for you to do is to ensure that it will automatically open files which you download from the SEDAR Database. If you have difficulty opening a file see the sections below:Tips for viewing… Software Upgrades
By law, documents filed in the SEDAR database must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). For more details, see Document Formats.
Information about the file formats of SEDAR documents is available in all search results tables. Every search you undertake at this Web site in the NEW FILINGS, COMPANY PROFILES or SEARCH DATABASE areas yields a search results table. This table provides you with information about the type of document under the heading Document Type, as well as details about the document file, including its File Format and Size.
When the search results table indicates that you are looking for a document that has been filed in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, there are three possibilities:
When the search results table indicates that you are looking for a Microsoft Word (MSWord) document, there are three possibilities:
When the search results table indicates that you are looking for a Corel WordPerfect (WP 5.x or WP 6.x) document, there are two possibilities:
Note: If you have WordPerfect version 5.x you will not have full viewing access to WordPerfect documents in version 6.x format.
It is important to check what version of software you are running. Although you may have Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer and the Adobe reader on your machine, you may not be able to open files in the SEDAR Database because your browser or PDF reader is too old and does not fully support SEDAR's features. In such circumstances, it recommended that you upgrade your browser and PDF reader to their latest versions by using the links below: