Tips for using Adobe Acrobat Reader
- To view the PDF version of a document, click on the name of the document (this is a link) you want to retrieve. If Adobe Acrobat Reader is present on your hard disk and if your browser is configured to open PDF files in Acrobat, you will retrieve the document you chose. Select [Print] under Adobe Acrobat Reader’s [File] menu to print it.
- PDF files are very large and retrieving them may take several minutes. The speed depends primarily on the speed of your network connection, the volume of Internet traffic, and the speed of your own computer. You must display the PDF version of the document in Adobe Acrobat Reader before it can be printed.
- Because PDF files are large, you should close any open PDF documents before opening a new one to avoid memory limitations.
- Having trouble printing a PDF? Consider the following tips:
- You must be using at least version 5 of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
- Try printing one page at a time.
- Try printing with the “Print as Image” option selected.
- Save the file to disk before printing rather than opening it “on the fly.” (See next tip.)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view and print files but it does not allow you to save a file to your disk. To do this, point to the document link of your choice. PC users: Right-click on the link and choose the option that says “Save Target As...” (Internet Explorer) or “Save Link As...” (Firefox, Netscape). Mac users should hold the mouse button down on the link to get these same options.
Obtaining and configuring Adobe Acrobat Reader
The 12 manuals, 390 radio scripts and the List of topics are PDF (Portable Document Format) files. They can be viewed and printed using any program that can open and print PDF files. We suggest using Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view and print the documents.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is available from the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software page (new window opens). Follow the instructions on that page to download and install the software.