How to best view PDF files

PDF Logo PDF (Portable Document Format) files are created by Adobe Acrobat software and can only be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not already have this viewer configured on a local drive, you may download it at no cost from Adobe's Web site.

PDF files on the Occupational Outlook Handbook website are best viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher. If you do not have 5.0 or higher, you may have trouble viewing or printing Handbook PDFs. 

PDFs are provided primarily so that a paper copy can be printed and read. The pages in Handbook PDF files have the same appearance as pages in the print version of the Handbook.

Acrobat software is based on the PostScript TM page-description language. The Acrobat Reader allows you to view electronically published documents on-screen at the highest possible resolution exactly as they were published. Some files may be difficult to read from the screen. However, the Reader will allow you to print these publications accurately on PostScript or non-PostScript printers. 



Last Modified Date: December 18, 2007