Help With PDF Files

Acrobat Reader

Files in PDF format require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing (the full Acrobat software package is not required). This free application can be used as both an Internet browser plug-in or as a stand-alone program. Follow the downloading instructions and program documentation to properly install Acrobat Reader.

Viewing Instructions

To view a PDF in your browser window, click on the file link and the Acrobat Reader plug-in will automatically load and display the file.

Tip: Saving To Your Hard Drive

To shorten download time, save the PDF file to your hard drive and use the stand-alone application to view them. To do this:

  • Click and hold on the link to the file (right-click on Windows/PCs)
  • Choose the "save file as" or "save target as" option from the drop-down menu. You will be prompted for a destination for the PDF file (Windows/PC users should be sure to save the file with a .pdf extension).
  • After saving the file, click on the alias/icon. Acrobat Reader will launch and open the PDF for viewing.
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