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What is a .pdf file? How do I use a pdf file?
About PDF files PDF (Portable Document Format) from Adobe is a way of publishing documents online so that they appear exactly as they did in print with formatting and graphics preserved.You can view and print PDF files from any computer (for example, Mac or Windows) using the free Acrobat Reader software which must be installed on your computer. Getting Acrobat Reader software Acrobat Reader is free software - if you don't already have it installed on your computer you can click here to download for Windows, Mac. How Acrobat operates depends on the version of Acrobat and your browser. Acrobat may download and install as a plug-in to your Web browser. This means that it will open .pdf documents within your Web browser window. Your Web browser may treat Acrobat as any other "helper" application and require you to configure your browser preferences (or options) so the browser knows to use Acrobat Reader to display the .pdf file. Accessibility Adobe accessibility site - http://access.adobe.com/Information on accessibility features and capabilities. There are also links to resources to help people with disabilities work more effectively with Adobe software. Online conversion tools for Adobe PDF documents - http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_onlinetools.htmlThis section of the main Adobe website provides tools to help visually disabled users whose screen reader software is not compatible with Adobe Acrobat® Reader® 5.0. These online tools convert Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents into either HTML or ASCII text, which can then be read by a number of common screen reader programs. More help with using Acrobat Reader use the inbuilt help in your Acrobat Reader software. go to the Adobe company's website - www.adobe.com

Updated: October/23rd/2004
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