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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS Back to Top
Q: What are the technical requirements for this site?
A: In order to use this web site, you will need certain software and capabilities on your computer. Please review this information and make sure your computer is able to make the most of our site. If you've upgraded your computer and are still having technical trouble with our site, please contact our webmaster.
VIEWING PDF FILES Back to Top
Q: How do I view the pdf files that are available on this web site?
A: We offer some files in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). To view these files, you will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®. This software is free, easy to install, and used commonly for documents on the Web.
| Browser Requirements
| If You Have a Personal Computer (PC):
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- If you are using OSX, then you will need Netscape Navigator 4.0.
- If you are using OSX 10, then you will need Netscape Navigator 6.2 or higher.
Screen Resolution Requirements
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- This web site has been designed for limited bandwidth, 28.8 KBPS modem connections.
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ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL HELP Back to Top
Additional Technical Help is located at http://www.dof.ca.gov/addHelp.html
Q: What is the best way to print a Budget Document?
Each Agency Budget Chapter, Department Budget Chapter, and Budget Summary Chapter
is available as a pdf file. From the Printable Budget Documents section
of the web page, you will be able to access each pdf file. To access the
file, click here: Proposed Budget
Summary Overview. Proposed Budget Summary and Proposed Governor's Budget pdf
files can also be accessed from the following Web site: DOF
All pdf files can be printed using Adobe Acrobat software.
Refer to Viewing pdf Files for additional information.
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Q: Can I print a web page?
A: Any screen can be printed using your browser’s Print feature. Only screen content will be printed, the navigation bars will not be printed.
Note: Microsoft Windows users may experience text on the right margin not printing correctly. You may get around this problem in the following ways:
Go to the File menu of your browser and set the left and right margins to be 0.75" or less.
Go to the File menu and define the paper to print in landscape mode.
MacOS users who notice this right margin printing problem can simply click on the "fit to page" setting in the Print Preview option of the web browser's File menu.
WEB SITE NAVIGATION HELP
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VIEWING THE WEB SITE Back to Top
Q: Is there a site map for this web site?
A: Site Map web page is provided.
A graphical representation (pdf * - 70K) of the Site Map is also available.
LEFT-SIDE MENU OPTIONS Back to Top
Q: What information does each of the left-side menu options link to?
A: The following table provides the main left-side menu options and a description of the information provided:
|Proposed Budget Summary
|| The Proposed Budget Summary includes the Governor's goals and objectives for the forthcoming year and highlights significant issues, policies, and initiatives of the Administration reflected in the Governor's Budget.
|Proposed Budget Detail
||The Proposed Budget Detail web page provides a list of the Departments grouped by agency area included in the Budget. After selecting a Department from the Proposed Budget Detail web page, you will be able to access detailed budget information for the departments related to the Agency that you selected.
||The Budget References web page identifies the most requested budget related reference items that can help someone further understand the budget information and budget process.
TOP MENU OPTIONS Back to Top
Q: What information does each of the top menu options link to?
A: The following table provides the top menu options and a description of the information provided:
||Web site link to the State of California web site.
|Department of Finance
||Web site link to the California Department of Finance web site.
|| Web site link to the Governor's web site.
||The Department Index is an alphabetical index of all state departments included in the Budget. This index can be used to quickly access information for a specific department.
||The Printed Budget web page provides information on obtaining hard copies of the 2007-08 Governor's Budget publications.
||The Site Map information contains descriptions and quick links to web pages.
||The Help web page provides useful information regarding the web site.
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Q: What information does each of the right-side menu options link to?
A: The right-side menu options are not available on all web pages. The right-side menu is dynamic (meaning that the menu options will change based on the web page that you are on.) You will only see a right-side menu if there is additional information available related to the Agency, Department, or Budget Summary section you are viewing. For example, if you are on the main web page to begin viewing the budget details of a selected Department, you will have access to a right-side menu that will provide links to the various web pages within this web site that contain additional information related to the Department.
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DEPARTMENT SEARCH Back to Top
Q: How can I quickly access budget information for a Department?
A: To quickly access a specific Department’s budget details, use the Department Index by Name. The Department Index is an alphabetical index of all state departments included in the Budget. If you know the four digit Department Organization Code use the Department Index by Code.
CONTACTS Back to Top
Q: Whom shall I contact if I have comments/questions/concerns with this web site?
A: Please send an email to the webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any comments/questions/concerns with this web site.
Q: Whom shall I contact if I have a question related to budget information?
A: The Budget Contacts web page provides a list of resources to contact for budget related questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) Back to Top
For additional budget related information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) web page.