What are all the symbols on the Acrobat tool bar?
The key below shows some functions in the Acrobat Reader tool bar.
I can't find the lessons after I click on their link. Where do they go?
There are two ways Acrobat Reader accesses documents. The first way is to open the Acrobat document in the browser window. From there you can choose to print or save and use the browser back button to return to the lessons list.
The other way is a bit more complicated. When you click the link, the document you choose is downloaded to your hard drive. You then double click the downloaded document to open it into Acrobat. Usually, the file is downloaded and saved onto your desktop. If you click the links and get nothing, check your desktop. More than likely you'll see the files there and you can go ahead and open them.
How do I change the way my Acrobat documents are downloaded in Internet Explorer?
IE automatically downloads PDF files to disk; you only need to do this if you prefer to have the files loaded into your browser window. Choose Preferences in the Edit pull-down menu. In the Preferences pop-up screen, choose File Helpers under the Receiving Files heading. This will show a list of plug-ins on the screen. Scroll until you see Portable Document Format and click on it. Once it's highlighted, push the Change button below the list. This will bring you to a list of options for viewing PDF files. You can choose between Save to File or View with Plug-in. The View with Plug-in option loads the files directly into the browser window.
How do I change the way my Acrobat documents are downloaded in Netscape Navigator/ Communicator?
Netscape automatically loads PDF files in the browser window; you only need to change this if you prefer to have the files downloaded to disk. Choose Preferences in the Edit pull down menu. In the Preferences pop-up screen, choose Applications under the Navigator heading. This will show a list of plug-ins on the screen. Scroll until you see Portable Document Format and click on it. Once it's highlighted, push the Edit button below the list. This will bring you to a list of options for viewing PDF files. Choose Save to File if you don't want the files loaded in your browser window.
How do I know which version of Acrobat to download?
In most cases the newest version 4.0 will work. However, Acrobat reader 4.0 is not compatible with non-Power Macintosh (also known as 68k Macintosh) computers or Windows NT 3.5.1. If you have either of these install Acrobat Reader 3.0.1.
This tutorial is meant to answer some very general questions about Acrobat Reader. For more detailed information, please visit Adobe's website at http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/topissuesacr.htm