This website now uses Adobe PDF files for some of the information it presents - i.e. you will find clickable links on our web pages to PDF files. This is a quick guide to help you use PDF files.
Viewing a PDF fileTo view a PDF file, you must have Adobe Reader (sometimes called "Acrobat Reader") installed on your system. The good news is that this is free software. You can get it by clicking this button:
You will find instructions on how to install/use this software. Once installed, it becomes a seamless part of your browser - i.e. when you click a link to a PDF file, the file will open up within your browser just like a normal web page.
Automatic InstallationWhen you click a link to a PDF file, some browsers will automatically ask you if you want to download and install the software required to view this type of file. If your browser asks you this, say "yes" and let it do the whole thing for you, instead of using the button above.
Advantages of PDF FilesWhy are we using PDF files, instead of regular web pages? The answer is that PDF files have several advantages over web pages:
Disadvantages of PDF Files
Help with PDF filesIf you experience problems using these PDF files, please contact Rich Hureau at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will be happy to assist you.