Using Acrobat reader
to access .pdf documents
This is a simple process in three
1. obtain your free copy of
Acrobat if you do not already have
your computer stands
alone i.e. it is not on an
office network, you can get a
free copy of Acrobat by clicking
If your computer is part of a network,
you may not be allowed to download a
program or application to it. You should
check with your network administrator
2. download the .pdf file from
the website site to your computer
When you have Acrobat on your
computer, you may want to allocate a
space on your computer to keep the
documents you download from the web. You
may want to create a folder for this
purpose, so it is easy to find the
documents easily at a later date.
Go any of the downloadable documents
and click on the Acrobat/.pdf link for
the document you want.
You will be able to choose whether you
want to open the document there and then
or download it to your computer. If the
documents are large, you may want to
download to your computer, so you can
read at a later date when you have
hung up, ie. without
incurring extra telephone charges.
If so, select the download option, and
navigate to the folder on your computer
where you want to store the document -
then click OK to download it.
3. use your copy of Acrobat to
open and read the downloaded file.
Navigate to where you put the Acrobat
reader program and open it. Then use the
open command in its
file menu to navigate to the
documents you have downloaded from our
website, and open them just as you would
for a word processor file. Acrobat will
then allow you to read the document on
screen, or to print it.
Alternatively, find the PDF file you
are looking for and 'double-click' on it,
this will activate Acrobat and hence open
the file for reading or printing.
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