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  • All Publications are available in PDF format; however, certain publications are wrapped inside a Windows executable (.exe) file. The executable file contains a Setup Wizard tool that will install the PDF Publication files.
  • Publication Data Updates (PDU) files are available for Publications that have been updated since their release. Applying a PDU file automatically inserts information updates into a PDF publication. Visit the Publications Data Updates page for more details on applying PDU files. Watch the PDU Demo video tutorial on how to apply a PDU patch, or download a 5.49MB zipped version here.
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