How to Use and Read an Adobe PDF File

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The Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is a standard for electronic document distribution. Adobe PDF is a universal file format that preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as intended by anyone with free Adobe Reader software.

How to Get the Free Adobe Reader Software

If you do not already have a copy of the free Adobe Reader software, just click on the icon below (or text link below) to download the program from the Adobe website and install as indicated on the Adobe Reader website.

These links will walk you through the installation of the Adobe Reader (the current version is 8).

Get Adobe Reader

How to Open an Adobe PDF File

To open, read, and print a PDF file from this website:

  1. Click once on the link provided on the web page.
  2. The Adobe Reader will be launched and the PDF file will appear in your browser window.
  3. If you want to print the displayed document, make sure to use the print button in the Adobe Reader window (not the browser window).
  4. Click the Back button in your browser window to return to the previous web page.

This information provided as a courtesy by Dawn Bjork Buzbee, The Software Pro. Visit the Adobe website for more information about the Adobe Reader.

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