Adobe Reader Help

Why the Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format?

The Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) allows us to offer an easy to read format and fine detail of images with a very small file size for faster downloading. The PDF format allows you many options such as zoom in/out, copy/paste of text or images, and lots more. It also lets us produce forms that you can print, that look exactly like the original, because Acrobat supplies the fonts that your PC may not have.

Before you can take advantage of everything PDFs offer, you need to get the free Adobe Reader program. You only need to do this once, then you can read all the PDFs on our site and anywhere else you might run across them.

The process to download your free Adobe reader is very simple and well worth the effort. Remember, you only need to do this one time, then you can read all the PDFs you come across.

All PDF files require the most current version of Adobe Reader to view. If you currently have a version lower than 7.0 and are experiencing difficulties in opening the page you might want to consider upgrading to the newest version.

Click on this Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader icon to download the Adobe Reader software onto your harddrive.

How to avoid the most common mistake: Write down the exact name of the download file. Most people forget the name of the file they downloaded.

How to avoid the second most common mistake: After you've downloaded the file, realize that you're not done yet! You still have to execute the file!

Close down your browser and any other programs that are running on your computer

Use your finder to find the file and double-click on it to execute it. Click on the self-executing program file that you downloaded to have it install Adobe Reader.

Get back on the Internet where you will now be able to view any PDF file....Okay, that's it! These steps, including how to avoid the most common mistakes, are more fully explained by clicking one of the browser options at the bottom of this page.

Note: If you are visually impaired and are trying to view a PDF form using assistive technology, learn how to configure Adobe Reader to work with the assistive technology you use and obtain greater access to PDF files. For more information click here.

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