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How to download and read PDF ( ) files?

Those documents which, because of their size, are difficult to read on-line are generally proposed here in PDF format.

The PDF format is legible on most platforms thanks to Acrobat Reader, which you can download on www.adobe.com (icon " Get Acrobat Reader"). There you will find versions Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 3.1, Macintosh, Linux, IBM AIX, Sun SPARC Sun OS, Sun SPARC Solaris, SGI IRIX, HP-UX, Digital Unix and OS/2 Warp.

How to download and/or read a PDF file ?

  1. When first using a PDF file, it is necessary to download Acrobat Reader beforehand, a free tool which allows you to open PDF files. To do this, go to www.adobe.com and download the Acrobat Reader version linked to your system. Open the file received and follow the instructions which appear on the screen in order to install this tool.
  2. Once Acrobat Reader has been installed (or if this tool has already been installed), click on the document in format PDF on our site and save it somewhere on your hard-disk.
  3. Open the document .PDF obtained via the File Manager or the Explorer by double-clicking on it.

N.B. If you use version 95 or NT of Netscape or Internet Explorer, clicking on the document will cause the document to be opened but will not download it onto your hard-disk. In order to download, click on the name of the file with the right-hand button of the mouse and chose " Save link as" in the pop-up menu.

Test your system here !

In order to check if Acrobat Reader is already installed on your PC or to check if it has been correctly installed, click on the following document : testme.pdf. This very small document (3 KB) can be found either in your browser ( Netscape or Internet Explorer), or on your hard-disk. Follow the instructions described in point 1 above in order to ensure that the operation has been successful.

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