This web site publishes some documents using
Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF).
What this means is that it has been placed in a PDF
file format and may be displayed or
printed exactly as the author created the document.
To display or print the document, you must already have or download the free
Reader from the Adobe web site. The Acrobat Reader allows anyone
to view, navigate, and print documents in the Adobe Portable Document
Format (PDF). Follow the directions on the Adobe site to install and
configure the reader for use with your web browser.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, and freely
distributable, software that lets you view and print Portable Document
Format (PDF) files. Acrobat Reader also lets you fill in and submit PDF
Reader 8 is
supported on Microsoft® Windows® Vista; Windows XP Professional, Home
Edition, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 2; Microsoft Windows
2000 with Service Pack 4; Windows 2003 Server; Mac OS X 10.4.3 to
10.4.9. Future versions of Reader 8 will also work on Linux, Solaris 10,
HP-UX and AIX.Details of finding, selecting, and copying text
when viewing PDF files within Web browsers:
Some Basic "How-To's"
The following tools have been added to the Acrobat
toolbar displayed when users view PDF files inside of a Web browser
A Copy tool, which appears to the left of the
Hand tool; its icon shows two pages (a page and its copy).
A Select Text tool, which appears to the right
of the Zoom Out (magnifying glass minus) tool; its icon shows the
letters abc in a selection box.
A Find tool, which appears to the right of the
Fit Width tool; its icon is a pair of binoculars.
A Find Again tool, which appears to the right
of the Find tool; its icon is a small pair of binoculars under a
To copy text (for pasting elsewhere) when viewing
PDF documents within a browser window:
Click on the Select Text tool.
Select the desired text.
Click on the Copy tool.
When you have finished selecting text, click on
the Hand button to return to browsing.
To find a text string when viewing PDF documents
within a browser window:
Click on the Find tool.
Enter the desired text in the Find dialog box.
Click on the Find button in the dialog box or
click on the Find Again tool to find another occurrence of the text.
Note: Finding text may take a while if the PDF
file must be retrieved from the Web server. During the Find operation,
the Find dialog box's Cancel button will not function. The Find
operation can be stopped by using the Escape key (on Macintosh,
command-period can also be used).
Select, Copy, Find, and Find Again must be done
using the tools on the Acrobat toolbar. The Copy, Select All, and Find
menu items on your browser's Edit menu will not invoke the corresponding
commands on PDF documents.
Problems Viewing pdf files:
White space where a PDF file should display, can
occur if Internet Explorer has an old or bad copy of the PDF file in its
cache. You may be able to correct the problem by clearing its cache as
In Internet Explorer, choose Tools>Internet
Options and click the Delete Files button, in the Temporary Internet
Click the Refresh button or choose
View>Refresh to redisplay the PDF file.