Variable descriptions and file documentation Appendices are available in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) for both viewing and printing. PDF preserves the original format of the documents, and all you need to view them is Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download for free from the Adobe Systems Web site. Simple instructions are included in the download to help you install Reader.
After installing Acrobat Reader on your hard drive, you may need to configure your browser to view PDF files. After you configure your browser, Acrobat Reader will launch automatically when you click on (PDF) next to the title of an abstract, issue, or press release.
If you want to download the PDF files, view them in Acrobat Reader, click on File | Save As, and save them on your hard drive.
If you have problems viewing the PDF documents in Acrobat Reader, go to the Acrobat Top Issues page of Adobe customer support.
If you are having problems configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer, go to this Adobe IE support page . If IE gives you error messages when you try to view PDF files, go to another Adobe IE support page.
Configuring your browser:
Netscape 4.0 on the PC:
Netscape 3.0 on the PC:
Netscape 4.0 on the Mac
Netscape 3.0 on the Mac
Internet Explorer 4.0:
Internet Explorer 4.0 (IE 4) has built-in application helpers, one of which is Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files, so you should not have to configure your browser to use Reader for PDF files.
To view PDF files with IE 4, you will need the latest ActiveX Control for Adobe Acrobat in addition to Acrobat Reader. Download the Windows version now.
Also, if Content Advisor is turned enabled in IE 4, you cannot view PDF files in the browser. To disable Content Advisor: Click on View | Internet Options | Content. In the Content Advisor field, click on Disable if it appears. Enter the password at the prompt, and click OK until the Internet Options window closes. If an Enable button appears instead of Disable, then Content Advisor is not turned on.
Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer documentation acknowledges incompatibilities between IE and Reader. Using the Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0 with Internet Explorer 4.0 may not work.
Internet Explorer 3.02:
Explorer has built-in viewers for certain types of files, one of which is Adobe Acrobat Reader for PDF files, so you should not have to configure your browser to use Reader for PDF files. However, if Reader does not launch when you try to view a PDF file, try these steps:
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Last Updated February 16, 2001