Repository File Formats
The Texas A&M Digital Repository accepts work in any digital format; however, submission in a file format listed in the table to the right is strongly encouraged.
The formats listed here are considered relatively stable and therefore facilitate long-term preservation efforts.
These formats exhibit all or many of the following characteristics:
How are non-Web formats handled?
Files that are stored in formats not compatible with the World Wide Web (such as .xls, .doc, and .tif) will not display in a Web browser unless a special plug in application has been installed by the user. If no special plug-in has been installed, the browser does not have what it needs to open and render the file on your screen. Therefore, it will prompt you to either save the file to the desktop, or to open the file with an application on the desktop.
The example shown here illustrates what happens when a user tries to view a .tif image that has been submitted to the Digital Repository.