Help - PDF Files

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Viewing a PDF File

Some of the documents are available to you in Portable Document Format (PDF). This is a universal file format that allows you to read, print or download an online document while maintaining the fonts, graphics and general layout of that document. To view a PDF document, you must have a PDF reader installed.

Downloading PDF Reader

Information on Downloading a PDF Reader
To access the Portable Document Format (PDF) version you must have a PDF reader installed. If you do not already have such a reader, there are numerous PDF readers available for free download or for purchase on the Internet:

Converting PDF Files Into HTML Format

Alternatively, you can have the PDF file converted to HTML or ASCII text by using an online conversion service such as one offered by Adobe online conversion or Google's View as HTML feature. Adobe Systems Incorporated website has an online tool to help make PDF files accessible to people with visual disabilities. The tool converts PDF files into HTML format, which can then be read by screen readers.

Downloading a PDF File

To download a PDF file:

  1. Locate a document you want to download.
  2. Right click on the link to the PDF document and select Save Target As (Internet Explorer) / Save Link As (Netscape) from the drop-down menu.
  3. Indicate the directory you want to save the file in and click Save.
  4. You can then view the document off-line using your PDF reader software.

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