CPC Information on Acrobat ®
in PDF Format
The free Acrobat Reader is one of the finest and most useful browser plug-ins
available. Its Portable Document Format (PDF) has become the
de facto standard in professional publishing. This is because Acrobat technology
allows its users to distribute the same high-quality documents over the Web as are
ordinarily available only in hard copy.
The PDF Directory, located
on the web site of Adobe Systems Incorporated, includes links to the web sites of many
organizations that provide documents in PDF format.
Tips for getting started
with Acrobat Reader:
Once you have installed Acrobat Reader, to view PDF files on-line within your browser, simply
click on the link pointing to the desired file and wait for it to appear on your screen.
If you wish, after viewing, you can save the file to disk, from the File menu | Save As
dialog (alternatively, to save re-downloading, the file may be retrieved from your
browsers cache directory). Or, to download a PDF file without viewing, right-click on its link, and, in Netscape, choose
Link As; or, in Internet Explorer, choose Target As.
note that our PDF
documents are normally prepared with the Acrobat feature. Article mode is
indicated within Acrobat Reader by the presence of a small arrow, enclosed within the hand
cursor. In our application of this feature, when Article mode has been encoded within a PDF document, it causes viewing
conveniently to proceed through the first column of a page, and then any additional
columns on that page, before continuing on to the next page.
viewing, simply click (or shift-click) on a page, to page through the document, forward or
backward. If the initial magnified image size is too large, this may be adjusted. From the
Acrobat Reader File menu | Preferences | General dialog, select,
Visible Magnification (specify, e.g., 200%); this setting will be retained for
document, however, has not been prepared with the Article feature (as indicated by
the absence of the small arrow within the hand cursor), clicking on a page image
(whether in the Reader or browser) will not cause the page to reappear in magnified
view such a document within the Reader in magnified size, type (-shift-1)
(for full screen), then -l (for desired magnification size; e.g., 160%). Type
up or down arrow, to go to the next, or preceding page; type -up or
-down, to go to the former, or following portion of the present page,
and then, if typed again, to go to the preceding, or following page itself. Type
to return from full-screen view to normal view.
viewing such a document within your browser, to change either the page number,
currently-viewable portion of a page, document magnification size, etc., click on the
appropriate tool for the desired function, directly within the browser window (see the
Reader Online Guide section, PDF on the Web, for further details).
Reader plug-in's toolbar may be repositioned at the left side, right side, or bottom of
the browser's window. Simply drag the toolbar from the top of the window to the desired
your printer is a modest one, with limited memory, care should be taken in printing PDF files. If you have a problem
printing, try printing a single page only, to see if you can obtain good results.
Finally, please note that even though PDF pages
containing complex Concordant Version text paint to the screen very slowly when the
image size is set to 100% (ordinary pages paint very quickly even at 100%), Concordant
Version text will paint far more efficiently (and quite reasonably) if the viewable
image is set larger, e.g., at 200%, as is more desirable for on-screen
reading, anyway. Alternatively, you may obtain efficient text-painting even of such
complex typography with a single click of the mouse, by clicking on the rightmost of the
three page icons within the Acrobat Readers icon bar (this will set the
image size to 125%).
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