and Printing Adobe Acrobat Documents
page is provided as a service to assist visitors to ColoHealth
who are not familiar with how to download and read Adobe Acrobat
Documents ( i.e., Portable Document Format (pdf) files).
you already know how to use PDF files, proceed to the Adobe
Acrobat Reader site and
Issues | Installing Adobe Acrobat
| Printing Acrobat Files
Files ending in .PDF are Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format
files. Acrobat files can be read on your computer screen or
printed using an Adobe Acrobat "Reader" available free
from Adobe. If you wish to create your own Acrobat files,
you will need to purchase the commercial Adobe Acrobat package.
Beginning with version 5.0, Acrobat supports the Microsoft®
Active Accessibility (MSAA) Application Programming Interface (API)
for the Windows® platform for integration with assistive technology
products including screen readers.
Acrobat Home Page contains detailed information on this
product, and allows you to download free copies of Acrobat for Windows,
Macintosh, or UNIX systems.
suggest that you configure your Adobe Acrobat Reader as a plug-in
application for your World Wide Web browser. This can
be accomplished with Adobe Acrobat Reader version 3.0 or higher,
and Netscape (2.0 or higher), Internet Explorer (3.0 or higher),
or compatible browsers. This allows the reader software to
integrate closely with the browser and allows you to begin to read
the PDF file while it is downloading. Version 3.0 or higher
of the Adobe Acrobat reader also permits reading of PDF pages side-by-side.
you have an Internet browser installed on your system at the time
that you install Adobe Acrobat, it should automatically install
itself as a helper application in the browser. You will know
that it is properly installed as a helper application if you can
view the PDF file in the browser window, with a single row
of special Acrobat buttons along the top of the viewing screen.
that with versions of the Reader prior to 3.0, you cannot save a
PDF file to your local disk after you have read it. You had
to have the commercial Adobe Acrobat software in order to save the
file. This limitation was removed with version 3.0 of the
ADOBE ACROBAT FILES
When printing Adobe Acrobat PDF files from within your web browser,
do NOT use the web browser print facility. Instead, use the
Print button on the special Adobe Acrobat tool bar, which appears
immediately above the viewing window. See illustration below
for location of this print button. You may also use the Save
a Copy button to save a copy to your computer for future use or
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