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Instructions for Adobe Acrobat Reader

(used to view RDM's "Truth Matters" newsletter online)


To obtain a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader:
      (which allows you to view and print PDF files), go to

  • Go to the bottom of the page, and choose the second of the four options - "Get Acrobat Reader Free!" 
  • Follow the instruction process to download the free program. 
  • FYI, Step 3 will say that the version and download size is unavailable this just means they are not providing you with that information, not that the program is unavailable.

Helpful Tips Regarding Acrobat Reader

How to use Adobe Acrobat Reader

In Netscape Navigator or MS Internet Explorer, Acrobat Reader should start automatically when you click on a PDF document.

To launch Acrobat directly, double click the Acrobat Reader icon. Then from the File menu, select Open to open the desired document.

How do I move through a PDF document?

The Acrobat Reader toolbar is fairly intuitive:

|    displays first page
     displays previous page
     displays next page
|    displays last page
  goes to previous view
  returns to next view

To get a larger or smaller view of a page,

Click the icons of the magnifying glass.

To follow a hyperlink

Move the mouse over the page. When the "hand" cursor changes to a pointer, you have found a link to another document or section of the present document. Click to follow the link.

How do I print a PDF document?

Click the printer button (at the far left edge of the toolbar).

How do I quit Acrobat Reader?

From the File menu, choose Quit or Exit.

Where can I find online help for Acrobat Reader?

Several online help options are available under the Help menu (Windows) or the Balloon Help menu (Macintosh) in the upper right corner. You can also visit the Adobe web site at: http://www.adobe.com
 


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Viewing PDF Files with Netscape

To make your computer display the page correctly:

1. Download the latest version of Acrobat Reader
2. Configure Netscape for Acrobat

If you are using Netscape 3.1 or 4.0 (Communicator) on a Macintosh, configure your preferences to view Acrobat files using the "PDF Viewer" plug-in.

Netscape 3.1

  • First pull down the Options menu and select General Preferences.
  • Now choose the Helpers tab.
  • You should see Portable Document Format handled by the PDFViewer as follows:

If you do not see the Portable Document Format Handled by the PDFViewer:

  • Locate the Acrobat plug-in folder.
  • Find the PDFViewer plug-in and move it to the Netscape plug-in folder
  • Go back into Netscape Options menu and choose General Preferences>Helpers tab
  • Select Description Portable Document Format, and press Edit...
  • Enter the data on the form as shown below:

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 Netscape 4.0

  • First pull down the Edit menu and select Preferences...
  • Now turn down the Navigator tab and choose Applications.
  • You should see Portable Document Format handled by the PDFViewer as follows:

If you do not see the Portable Document Format Handled by the PDFViewer:

  • Locate the Acrobat plug-in folder.
  • Find the PDFViewer plug-in and move it to the Netscape plug-in folder
  • Go back into Netscape Edit menu and choose Preferences>Navigator tab
  • Select Description Portable Document Format, and press Edit...
  • Enter the data on the form as shown below:

 3. Now that you have configured your Netscape, restart the program and you can view Acrobat documents.

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