to Download, View and Print a PDF file
Some tips have printer friendly versions available. These documents
are only available in a Portable Document Format (PDF) and must
be viewed with a free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader. This Web page provides
information to help you accomplish this.
I don't have the Acrobat Reader on my computer. How do I download
downloaded Acrobat Reader. How do I install it?
installed the Acrobat Reader. How do I view a PDF document?
do I print a PDF document?
having problems trying to read a PDF file.
I don't have the Adobe Acrobat Reader on my computer. How do I download
Download free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader
To use a PDF
file, a reader program must be installed on your machine to display,
print, and navigate through the Portable Document Format file. An
Adobe® Acrobat®Reader plug-in is available for most of the popular
web browsers, enabling the browser to use and display PDF files
inline one page at a time, while the document is still downloading.
the Adobe Acrobat Reader, do the following:
- Access the
Adobe Web site at: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html
- On the Adobe
Web page, go to the bottom of the page.
- Fill in the
Language, Platform, Country blanks in Step One with information
correct for your computer.
- Fill in
your Name and Email in the blanks in Step Two.
- Press Download
in step three.
- Wait until
a dialogue box appears which says "Save As" at the top.
- Save the
file to a folder which you can remember later. Or a good idea
is to save it to your Desktop.
- Allow the
file to save to your computer. The time varies due to the speed
of your connection.
- After the
file is saved to your computer, go to the question #2, below.
I downloaded Acrobat Reader. How do I install it?
download the Adobe Acrobat file, you need to install it on your
computer. Do the following:
- Find the
file. It will probably be named something similar to "ar405eng.exe"
- Double click
on this file. This will prompt the file to unpack and install
on your computer.
- Answer the
questions (usually by clicking on "Next") and it will place the
program on your computer so that it automatically reads PDF files
from your browser.
I installed the Acrobat Reader. How do I view a PDF document?
installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, do the following
to view a PDF file:
- Access a
Web page with a link to a PDF file (the link typically says "PDF").
- Click on
the PDF file link. Your browser will then automatically launch
the Adobe Acrobat reader with the PDF file inside the reader.
- When you
are done viewing the PDF file, simply click on your browser's
Back button to return the page that had the PDF link.
Or, you can
do the following to save, and later view, a PDF file to your computer:
- Place the
mouse cursor over a PDF file link, then click your right mouse
button. A small menu will appear.
- Select "Save
Link As" from the menu. A location box appears.
- Save the
PDF file to a location you can remember. You can also save it
is your Desktop.
- Next time
you want to view the file, launch the Acrobat Reader.
- On the Acrobat
Reader menu, choose File, then Open.
- Now select
the PDF file to open it inside the Acrobat Reader.
How do I print a PDF document?
- Open a PDF
file in your browser.
- In the browser,
select File and Print. The PDF document should print exactly as
it looks on the screen.
I'm having problems trying to read a PDF file.
If you receive
any error messages while trying to read a PDF file on the site,
it is possible that you need a newer version of the Acrobat Reader.
To install a newer version, do the following:
your current version of Acrobat Reader, by doing the following:
- For Windows
operating system, click on Start / Settings / Control Panel.
- In the Control
Panel window, double click on the "Add/Remove Programs" icon.
- In the new
window, select "Adobe Acrobat x.x".
- Click on
the Add/Remove button. A small "Confirm File Deletion" window
- Click Yes,
and your computer will remove Adobe Acrobat.
and install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat by following the
steps in questions #1 and #2, above.
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