Viewing PDF files
If you have trouble viewing an Exercise file or other
document downloaded as a PDF (Portable Document File) file,
you may need to download and install Adobe Reader
to view it.
If an applet does not behave or appear correctly, click the RELOAD/REFRESH button, usually
signified by an arrow or arrows on your browser (or press F5 on your keyboard if you are using
If an applet is still not working or if a WISE webpage does not load properly after refreshing
Microsoft IE (Version 4.x and up)
- Under the Tools menu, select Internet Options….
- Under the Advanced tab, scroll down to Java (Sun).
- Select Use JRE 1.6.x ... for <applet>.
- Under the Security tab, click Custom Level....
- Scroll down to Scripting.
- Select Enable for both Active scripting and Scripting of Java applets.
- Click OK and then click OK again.
- Under the Tools menu, choose Options
- Click Web Features.
- Click OK.
- Java is enabled by default. However, Java developer
Sun recommends installing Java prior to Chrome, but
otherwise offers no support for Chrome. User is referred
to the Chrome
For more information on enabling Java on the above mentioned browsers or other browsers, consult
Sun Microsystem's Java
website. If neither refreshing the webpage nor enabling Java results in the webpage or applet
being properly displayed, you may need to download and install the free Java Runtime Environment.
A useful website to detect Java on your browser is:
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Adobe Reader is
a free software program used to view
PDF (Portable Document Format) files. Most WISE Exercise pages are downloadable
and viewable in this format.
If enabling Java on your browser does not resolve problems accessing WISE applets, download and install
the free Java software, Java Runtime
Environment (JRE). Once you have downloaded and installed JRE, be sure that Java is enabled on your
browser using the steps given in the Troubleshooting section.
If WISE web pages do not load, try upgrading to the latest versions of one of these web browsers.
These software programs are free.
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is available for free
and comes installed on Windows machines.
open-source web browser, is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Google's streamlined, open-source browser. It is available for
Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
is Apple's browser included with both Mac OS X and iOS. It is available
for Windows as well.
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A Java Applet is an application designed to run within a web page. Applets can operate
across different computer operating systems because they rely upon a Java Runtime
implemented by a specific computer's web-browsing application.
Java Applets are secure and safe to use. One should always be wary of downloading
applications from anonymous sources on the Internet because of the possibility of viruses.
However, the Java language explicitly puts limits on the functionality of applets so as to
prohibit malicious behavior. A Java applet cannot read or write from a user's computer without
express permission from the user.
does not allow a program to access the files or directories on a user's computer. Despite its
and may not always be compatible with every browser.
statistical concepts that are beneficial to the understanding of statistics. To use many features
of this site, it is necessary to have a web browser that supports Java
Google Chrome. Java
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Last updated: April 2, 2012