Adobe Acrobat PDF File Information
Some information on this site is made available in the PDF (Portable Document Format) file format. PDF files can be displayed, printed, and saved with the Adobe® Acrobat Reader software, which is freely available for most computer platforms (PC, Macintosh, and Unix). Acrobat Reader can open PDF files within your web browser or as a standalone program.
You can download the Adobe Acrobat Reader for free at Adobe's web site. Follow the instructions at the Adobe web site to save the program to your computer; then locate the downloaded file and double-click on it to begin installation.
Click the button or text below to begin downloading the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Adobe Acrobat files can also converted to plain text or HTML for use with screen readers for the visually impaired. See http://access.adobe.com/ for more information on this service provided by Adobe.
Browsing Acrobat Documents on the Web with Adobe Acrobat Reader:
When you click on a link to an Adobe Acrobat (*.pdf) document, it will display in your browser and a new toolbar will appear at the top of your window that looks like the one shown below.
Commands available (left to right) are: Save a Copy of the File, Print, Show/Hide Navigation Pane, Copy, Hand Tool, Zoom In Tool, Text Select Tool, First Page, Previous Page, Next Page, Last Page, Previous, Next, Actual Size, Fit in Window, Fit Width, Find, Find Again. Commands in bold are the most essential. Note that in Acrobat Reader 4 you can use the Text Select Tool to highlight text, then copy and paste it into another document (such as one created with Microsoft Word).
MSU-Billings Faculty and Staff: If you have a form or other document that you would like to have converted to the Acrobat format and made available on the web, contact the Webmaster at 247-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to provide an electronic version of the document you want to have converted, preferably created with Microsoft Word or Adobe PageMaker. Or you can do it yourself:
Tutorials from the University of Washington CATALYST:
- How-To: Convert Print Document to PDF
- How-To: Convert Electronic Document to PDF
- Both of these activities require the full version of Adobe Acrobat.
Adobe®, Acrobat, the "Get Acrobat Reader" button and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Incorporated.
Last updated August 15, 2012 ; Send feedback to the Webmaster.