All About .PDF Files:
"Vine and Branch" offers many of its public documents as PDF
(Portable Document Format) files. Whenever you see one of these:
it means you can click on the file or icon to download the PDF
source of the current document. PDF files can be read and printed
with a free reader available from
Adobe Systems. You can also configure your web browser to use
the PDF reader as a helper application so you can view these files
Many organizations provide copies of forms and documents on the
web in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To view PDF files, you will need to
install the Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer.
How to install Adobe Acrobat
and .PDF Files:
The links followed by this icon:
lead to Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
PDF files are exact copies of original documents that can be viewed
and printed using the Adobe Acrobat reader. The
Adobe Acrobat Reader download is
free and will run on a wide variety of platforms, such as DOS,
Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX.
Instructions for downloading the Acrobat Reader
1. Follow the Adobe Acrobat Reader download
link above to the page Downloading Adobe Acrobat Reader
2. Go to step 2 on the page and follow the instructions. (There
is no need to register.)
3. Move down the page and press the download button.
4. On the Downloading and Installing the Acrobat Reader
page, choose one of the download links.
5. A save as dialog box will appear. Indicate where the
executable file is to be saved.
6. After download is complete, open the executable file to
install the Acrobat Reader.
Adobe offers services through
Access.Adobe.Com to provide access for blind and visually
impaired users to any document in Adobe PDF format. PDF documents
are converted into simple HTML or ASCII text which can then be read
by a number of common screen reading programs that synthesize the
HTML as audible speech.
Access.Adobe.Com conversion options:
- E-mail the URL for a PDF document and receive
HTML or text by e-mail
- Download and install the
Acrobat Access Plug-in for Windowsx
Why is "Vine and
Branch" Using PDF Files?
It can be difficult to share documents created in a particular
software application on a particular kind of computer with people
who don't have copies of that software or who are using another kind
of computer. But when a document is made into a PDF (Portable
Document Format) file, people using Macintosh, UNIX, Windows PC,
or other computers can view or print that document, whether or
not they have the software used to create it. Because PDF files are
so portable, they are quickly becoming popular with Internet users.
Here is troubleshooting information from Adobe Systems, Inc:
Acrobat Reader is available for a wide variety of platforms from
Adobe Systems Incorporated.
("Adobe" is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.)
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