What is PDF? | Configuring Netscape | Navigating in a PDF file
Portable Document Format (PDF) is the name for a family of document interchange products written by Adobe Systems, Inc. Any document you would normally print, you can now instead turn into PDF, which represents the exact appearance of the printed document. The PDF file can then be viewed by anyone with an Acrobat Reader. Adobe freely distributes Acrobat Reader, the software necessary to view, print, navigate and search PDF files.
When properly configured on a workstation, the Adobe Acrobat Reader software can be launched by Netscape whenever a PDF file is encountered. You can find out more about the Acrobat Reader and PDF at the Adobe Systems Incorporated Web Site.
As well as representing the printed pages of your document, PDF supports additional navigational aids such as hyperlinks (links to URL addresses), bookmarks (links to jump from page to page) and also links to sound files and video files.
Files that have been saved in PDF can only be properly viewed using the Adobe(TM) Acrobat Reader software. You must download the software, then configure your Netscape to automatically launch the Adobe(TM) Acrobat Reader when a PDF file is encountered. This configuration need only be done once, the next time Netscape encounters a PDF file the Reader will open automatically.
Following are instructions for configuring your browser to handle .PDF files. The instructions are written specifically for Netscape, but should be similar for most browsers:
Now, whenever a user encounters a PDF file, Acrobat will be launched and the file may be viewed and printed in its original format, including graphics, charts, hyperlinks, etc.
To jump to a specific numbered page:
To follow a link:
To increase magnification:
Select the magnifying glass symbol (zoom tool) located on the toolbar at the top of the screen, it is next to the hand tool. Choose one of the following:
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