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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 not equipped with an appropriate browser, you can download the latest version of Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer by clicking on their links here.

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:

  1. You may have the Adobe Acrobat software on your computer, giving you full access to the document; OR
  2. You may have Adobe's Acrobat Reader on your computer, allowing you to read the document; OR
  3. You may have neither the software nor the viewer, giving you a choice of purchasing the software or downloading Adobe's Acrobat Reader, a freeware viewer, by clicking on its link here.

When the search results table indicates that you are looking for a Microsoft Word (MSWord) document, there are three possibilities:

  1. You may have Microsoft Word software (version 6.0 or greater) on your computer, giving you full access to the document; OR
  2. You may have Microsoft Word Viewer on your computer, allowing you to read the document;
  3. 3. You may have neither the software nor the viewer, giving you a choice of purchasing the software or downloading Microsoft's freeware version of Word Viewer97 by clicking on its link here.

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:

  1. You may have Corel WordPerfect software (version 6.0 or later) on your computer, giving you full access to the document; OR
  2. You may purchase the latest version of Corel WordPerfect, since there is currently no freeware, stand-alone viewer for Corel WordPerfect.

Note: If you have WordPerfect version 5.x you will not have full viewing access to WordPerfect documents in version 6.x format.

Tips for viewing documents (Software Upgrades)

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:

Netscape Navigator

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Acrobat Reader


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