Adobe Acrobat files are universally available -- whether you're using a Windows, DOS, Macintosh or Unix system, you can view and print the file using the free Acrobat Reader. In order to access these, you will need to get Acrobat if it is not yet installed on your computer's hard drive. Read on for instructions on how to download and install it. Copying the Acrobat Reader should take no more than a few minutes. Once it's installed on your hard drive, you will be able to click on all Adobe Acrobat files and easily view or print.
Within the Acrobat Reader you can:
- Scroll through the pages of the document
- Print parts or all of the document
- Zoom in and out
- Search for words
If you do not have the Acrobat Reader you'll need to download and install it. Follow the instructions below to download and install the Acrobat Reader.
1. Click the "Download the Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site" link (link is located below, next to the Get Acrobat icon) to go to the Adobe site.
2. Follow the download instructions from Adobe to download the Acrobat Reader installer.
3. Follow the installation instructions provided with the Acrobat Reader installer to install the Acrobat Reader on your computer.
4. Using your browser, download the Acrobat PDF format document you wish to view. Your browser will prompt you to what should be done with the document.
5. At the prompt, select "Pick App..."
6. You'll need to specify to your browser which application can read the Acrobat PDF document.
7. Your browser should download and open the PDF document in the Acrobat Reader.
- Windows: Click the "Browse" button and use the dialog box to find the Acrobat application on your hard drive (it will be called "acroread.exe"). Click the "OK" button once the Acrobat Reader is selected.
Macintosh: Using the dialog box, find Acrobat Reader on your hard drive. Click the "Open" button to use the Acrobat Reader.
8. Use the Acrobat Reader to view and print the Acrobat PDF document
Download the Acrobat Reader from Adobe's web site.
Adobe's public anonymous ftp server - ftp.adobe.com - also has Acrobat Readers for various systems.
Note: Occasionally the Adobe web site and ftp site are busy with requests. At such times, you may have difficulty connecting to Adobe's sites. If you have difficulty connecting to Adobe, try some of the following mirror ftp sites which also have the Acrobat Reader software for Windows and Macintosh.
See Various Info-Mac and UMichigan Mac archive sites including INFO-MAC HyperArchive ftp://mirror.apple.com/mirrors/Info-Mac.Archive/_Application/ http://www.umich.edu/~archive/mac/util/text/