The following are PDF help topics:
WHAT ARE PDF FILES?
PDF files are non-editable text files, often used for transferring contracts over the Internet. In order for you to view PDF files downloaded from the Internet,
you need a special software created by Adobe called the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
OBTAINING AND INSTALLING THE ADOBE ACROBAT READER
The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from the Adobe homepage. Click here for a direct link.
Because the Adobe Acrobat Reader is not a Fulcrum Point Technologies software, we will be unable to provide any technical assistance. If you wish to obtain the Adobe Acrobat Reader,
please follow Adobe's instructions carefully. Fulcrum Point Technologies is not responsible in anyway for any damages resulting from the use of the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
SAVING AND VIEWING PDF FILES
Once the Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed, browsers treat PDF files differently:
- Internet Explorer 4.x - integrates the Adobe Acrobat Reader like a plug-in. This means that when you encounter a PDF file on the Internet, it opens the file automatically and displays its
content like a regular web-page. If you wish to save the file instead (i.e. - for record keeping purposes), right-click on the link to the PDF file and select "Save Target As" on the pop-up menu. Specify a directory
and file name for this file. Please make a note of where you saved this file and what you called it. See the discussion below on how to open the file manually at a later time.
- Netscape 4.x - once the Adobe Acrobat Reader is installed, Netscape 4.x will recognize the PDF file format. When you encounter a PDF file while using Netscape 4.x, it will display a dialog that asks you
if you wish to open the PDF file or save it. Please see the illustration bellow. If you choose to open it, Netscape will launch the Adobe Acrobat Reader and open the file to display its contents. If you choose to save
it, please make a note of which directory you saved the file in as well as what you named it. See below for instructions on how to open this file manually at a later time.
- Netscape 3.x - does not automatically integrate the Adobe Acrobat Reader like the other two browsers above. When Netscape encounters a PDF file, a dialog box appears, asking you to specify what you would like to
do with the file. Please see illustration bellow. Two common choices are "Pick App" and "Save File". If you choose to save the file, please make a note of where you saved the file and what you called it and read the section bellow
about how to manually open the file at a later time. Selecting "Pick App" would allow you to select the Adobe Acrobat Reader as a plug-in. Click the "Browse" button and look for the Adobe Acrobat Reader executable file (EXE).
This option is not recommended for beginner users. Please contact Adobe or Netscape for further assistance.
- Manually Opening A PDF File - once you have a PDF file saved, you can launch this file manually from the Adobe Acrobat Reader FILE menu. Find the Adobe Acrobat Reader icon on your START menu by clicking START > PROGRAMS > and look
for an Adobe related folder. Keep looking through your START menu (and sometimes on your DESKTOP) for the Adobe Acrobat Reader icon. Once you find it, single-click on it (START MENU) or double-click on it (DESKTOP) to launch the program.
Click on FILE, located in the upper-left hand corner, and select OPEN. Navigate throughout your computer until you find the PDF file you wish to open. Highlight the file name and click on OPEN.
PRINTING PDF FILES
Once you have the PDF file open in the Adobe Acrobat Reader, simply click on FILE in the upper-left hand corner and select PRINT from the drop-down menu. If you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader integrated with your Internet Browser, as in the case of
Internet Explorer 4.x, click on the print button as illustrated bellow:
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