Help with Opening PDF Files
The books sold on this website are PDF (Portable Document Format) which offer higher-quality printouts rather than standard HTML pages. To open these files, you will need Adobe Reader software on Macintosh OS 8/9 or Windows systems. Additionally, you can open PDF files with Preview on Macintosh OS X. If you do not have Adobe Reader already installed on your computer, you can download the installer and instructions free from the Adobe Web site.
Using Adobe Reader with Internet Explorer or Netscape on Windows
- Intel or Pentium process
- Windows 98 SE, ME, NT 4.0 SP6, 2000 SP2, XP Professional or Home Edition
- 32MB RAM (64 recommended)
- 60MB of hard-disk space
- Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6.X or Netscape 7.1
To download and install Adobe Reader, click the “Get Adobe Reader” button and follow the instructions on the Adobe Reader’s download site. To learn more about configuring Internet Explorer to display PDF files with Adobe Reader, please refer to Adobe Reader Support.
If you are using older versions of both Adobe Reader and Internet Explorer on Windows and you have experienced some difficulty displaying PDF files in your browser, please refer to Microsoft Support Site or get help from Adobe Reader Support.
Using Adobe Reader 6.0 with Internet Explorer and Netscape on Macintosh OS X
- PowerPC G3 process or higher
- Mac OS X (version 10.2.2 to 10.3.5)
- 128MB RAM
- Internet Explorer 5.2.3 or Netscape 7.1
Click the “Get Adobe Reader” button to download Reader. A Reader disc image will be downloaded to your hard drive. The disc image contains an Adobe Reader 6.0 folder. Copy or drag the Adobe Reader 6.0 folder to your hard drive. Then locate a PDF document and select Get Info in the File menu. In the Info window, click the tab: Open with. Use the dropdown menu to select Adobe Reader 6.0. Also click on: Change All… to allow Adobe Reader to open all PDF documents.
Please refer to Adobe Reader’s support site for more information on Adobe Reader Support.
Using Preview with Safari on Macintosh OS X
- PowerPC G3 process or higher
- Mac OS X (version 10.3)
- 128MB RAM
- Safari 1.2
Preview is an application on OS X that allows you to view PDF files. Preview comes with OS X so you don not need to download it. When you click a PDF file, it will be downloaded to your computer and Preview will launch automatically and display the PDF file. If a PDF does not display in Preview, you can locate a PDF document and select Get Info in the File menu. In the Info window, click on tab: Open with. Use the drop-down menu to select Preview. Also click on: Change All… to allow Preview to open all PDF documents.
Using Adobe Reader 5. X with Internet Explorer on Macintosh OS 8 or OS 9
- PowerPC process or higher
- Mac OS 8.6, 9.1 or OS X (version 10.2)
- 64MB RAM (128MB for OS X)
- Internet Explorer 5.1
To download Adobe Reader, click the “Get Adobe Reader” button and follow the instructions on the Adobe Reader’s download site to download and install Adobe Reader 5 on your Macintosh.
Additional information about Adobe Reader, technical support, and installers for other platforms are available from Adobe.com.
Access.adobe.com also provides a set of free tools to help visually disabled users read documents in Adobe PDF format.
Saving a PDF to your iPad or iPhone
- Open a PDF document on your iPad. You can do this by accessing a PDF file on a website in Safari, opening a PDF attachment in Mail, or opening a file in Dropbox, to name but a few examples.
- If you’ve opened a PDF file in Safari, tap once to display a bar at the top of the screen, as shown below. Tap Open in “iBooks”.
- If you’ve opened a PDF file in Mail, tap the arrow button and then tap Open in “iBooks”, as shown below. The PDF file will appear on a shelf in iBooks, as shown below. Tap the file to open it. (It may still be downloading to your iPad.)
1. Download and install Adobe Reader or another pdf reader on your Android smartphone or tablet.
2. Make sure that the PDF file is stored on your phone or tablet. If the file is on your PC, then connect your android device using a micro USB cable and transfer the file to your phone or tablet.
3. Using any file manager, navigate to the folder where the PDF file is saved on your Android device and tap on the file. Adobe Reader will automatically open the PDF file on your phone.You can also open the PDF file by launching the Adobe Reader app first. Tap on the Menu button in the top left and go to Documents. All your PDF files will be listed here. You can open your desired file by tapping on it.