|1.||What is a PDF file?|
|2.||How do I view a PDF file?|
|3.||How do I magnify the page view when looking at a PDF document?|
|4.||How do I navigate through a PDF file?|
|5.||How do I print a PDF file?|
|6.||How do I save and download a PDF file?|
|7.||How can I find specific words in a PDF document?|
|8.||Why do I get a blank screen or a message to load Acrobat Reader again after downloading the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader?|
|9.||How do I install a Web browser plug-in?|
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1. What is a PDF file?
A PDF (Portable Document Format) file can be identified by the suffix ".pdf". This type of file enables you to view and print material that may have been created in any number of formats that are not necessarily compatible with your browser. Many of the forms and other pages on this Web site are stored as PDF files. To open them, you need to use the program Adobe Acrobat Reader. If this program is not already installed on your computer, you can download it free of charge from the Internet. The answers to many of the questions below explain how to use the features of Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to download, view, and print out PDF files. Detailed information on all the Acrobat Reader options is available on the Adobe Web site www.adobe.com/support/main.html.
2. How do I view a PDF file?
You must have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher loaded on your PC in order to view PDF files on this web site. Detailed information on all the Acrobat Reader options is available on the Adobe Web site www.adobe.com/support/main.html.
3. How do I magnify the page view when looking at a PDF document?
You can use the Zoom tool, the magnification box in the status bar, or the Actual Size, Fit in Window, and Fit Width toolbar buttons to change the screen magnification. The maximum magnification level is 800%. The minimum magnification level is 12%. Adobe Acrobat Reader also offers the following magnification options that are related not to a specific percentage, but to the look of the page on-screen:
When you select any of the above options, the magnification level resulting from the selection is displayed in the status bar. These options do not change as you page through a document unless you change the zoom level.
To change the magnification of a page, choose one of the following:
Note: If viewing a PDF document in a Web browser window, use the Zoom Out tool to decrease magnification. If you need to magnify a page to a size larger than the Reader window, you can use the hand tool (an icon on the tool bar) to move the page around so that you can view various areas on it.
4. How do I navigate through a PDF file?
Acrobat Reader provides a number of ways to page through a document.
To go to the next page: Choose one of the following:
To return to the previous page: Choose one of the following:
To go to the first page: Choose one of the following:
To go to the last page: Choose one of the following:
5. How do I print a PDF file?
To print out a PDF document from the TSP Web site, just click on Print as you would for any other document. If you run into problems, try the following:
If a PDF file was produced by Acrobat Distiller 3.0, it may contain custom halftone screens intended for high-resolution imagesetters. When sent to standard desktop PostScript printers, the custom halftone screens in the PDF file can produce "muddy" images. To avoid this problem, choose the Use Printer's Halftone Screen option in the Print dialog box.
If you experience any problems printing a PDF file, the Adobe Web site suggests procedures for troubleshooting printing problems. For information explaining how to implement the procedures, go to the Adobe Support Database at www.adobe.com/support/main.html.
6. How do I save and download a PDF file?
There are three ways to save the PDF file to the location you choose on the hard drive.
For more information, refer to the Adobe Support Database at www.adobe.com/support/main.html.
7. How can I find specific words in a PDF document?
You can find specific words in a PDF document two ways:
If the Acrobat Search plug-in is installed, you can also search across documents that have been indexed with the Acrobat Catalog program. To do this, use the Search command instead of the Find command, and refer to the Acrobat Search Online Guide for more information.
8. Why do I get a blank screen or a message to load Acrobat Reader again after downloading the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader?
Although you downloaded the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader software, you may not have installed it; or you may be using an obsolete version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Procedures for installing the program will vary depending on the setup of your individual browser and computer system.
If you are having problems loading or using Adobe Acrobat Reader, you may want to contact the technical support staff at AdobeSystems Inc., the company that produces Adobe Acrobat Reader. The homepage for Adobe indicates that technical information and answers to commonly asked questions are also available by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org. If you type the word "instructions" in the subject line, you should get back an e-mail with detailed information on the program. There is also a search function you can use on Adobe's web site where you can type in questions and link to related information.
9. How do I install a Web browser plug-in?
A "plug-in" is a hardware or software module that adds a specific feature or service to a larger system. For example, there are a number of plug-ins for the Netscape Navigator browser that enable it to display different types of audio or video messages. We suggest that you configure your Adobe Acrobat Reader as a plug-in application for your World Wide Web browser.
If you have an Internet browser installed on your system at the time that you install Adobe Acrobat, it should automatically install itself as a helper application in the browser. You will know that it is properly installed as a helper application if you can view the PDF file in the browser window, with a single row of special Acrobat buttons along the top of the viewing screen.
If Acrobat does not install itself automatically as a helper application for your web browser, you can also do this manually by copying the appropriate file to your browser's Plug-in folder.
To manually install the Web browser plug-in (Windows):
To install the Web browser plug-in (Macintosh):
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