Adobe freely distributes the Acrobat Reader for Windows, DOS, Macintosh, and UNIX computers. Below are several options for getting the Acrobat Reader software.|
Download Adobe Acrobat
- 1. Check your computer
- Many computer manufacturers preinstall Acrobat Reader software, so you may already have it.
If you find the Acrobat Reader, test the operation of the software.
Some computers have versions of the Reader that are not compatible with their operating system or Web browser software.
If this is the case, you will have to get a newer version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. We require at least version 7 of the reader.
- 2. Download from Adobe
- Download the most current versions of the Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Web site.
Adobe Acrobat Tips
The latest versions of Adobe Acrobat install as plug-ins to Netscape and Microsoft browsers. Adobe maintains "Tips" and "Help" areas that address most installation problems.
- 1. Downloading PDF Documents
- Since Acrobat Reader installs as a plug-in to web browser software, it is easy to view PDF documents but the plug-in doesn't allow the download of PDF documents. In order to download PDF documents to your local drive, right click on the link to the PDF document. In Netscape Navigator, select "Save Link As". In Internet Explorer, select "Select Target As".
- 2. Printing PDF Documents
- One common issue is printing PDF documents viewed from a Web site. Since Acrobat Reader is operating within the browser window, the browser print button does not work. Instead, use the print button within Acrobat.
Printing Multiple page maps
Some of our maps and posters may be larger than a single sheet. For multiple page maps, each sheet may
be a separate map, or may be a larger 11" x 17" map, tiled out of two 8.5" x 11" sheets. If that is the case,
the individual sheets may be taped together to make a single map.
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