PDF Files

Guide and resources

Why do we use PDF Format?

HTML (the code behind Web pages) cannot maintain all the original formatting and presentation of many documents. In such cases, we use a different format: Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF documents maintain the look of the original document, and they can be viewed on any Macintosh, PC, or Unix computer. First, however, you must download and install a PDF reader program.

How do I install Adobe Reader?

The Adobe Reader website contains detailed information on this product, and allows you to download free copies of Adobe Reader for Windows, Macintosh, or UNIX systems. Please note that there are other PDF viewers you can use instead.

We suggest that you configure Adobe Reader as a plug-in application for your Web browser. You won't have to wait for a separate application to launch; you can read PDFs directly in your browser. You can start reading the PDF file while it's still downloading. You can also read PDF pages side by side.

If you already have a Web browser installed on your computer when you install Adobe Reader, it should automatically install itself as a browser plug-in. You will know that it is properly installed as a helper application if you see the PDF file in the browser window, with a row of special Reader buttons along the top of the viewing screen.

Adobe Trademarks and Copyright

Adobe®, Reader®, and Adobe Type Manager® are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. © Copyright Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer

The preceding links are not located on WIFA's website but are provided to help you find tools and information you may need to view our content. These links do not represent an endorsement of the products or any commercial enterprise.