Using the Adobe Acrobat Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read documents in .pdf format. The Reader is available free of charge from the Adobe WWW site.
Note: If the Adobe download site is not accessible to you, use the accessible page on the Adobe site. If the accessibility of PDF is a concern, you can have the file converted to HTML or ASCII text by using one of the access services provide by Adobe.
Connect to the Adobe WWW site.
Choose the language version and platform version (Windows XP, Windows NT, Mac, Linux, etc.) you need from the drop-down lists.
- Click the "Download" button to download the reader to your computer.
- Install the reader on your computer (Double-click on the downloaded .exe file and follow the installation prompts).
- Open a .pdf document using the installed reader.
- Open a required document in the Reader by clicking on the link.
- Select File-Print from the menu bar in the Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Low-end printers cannot handle large Adobe Acrobat documents. Send the document to the printer in sections to avoid printer memory overload.
NOTE: Once a document has been opened in the Reader by clicking on a link on the Finance Canada WWW site, it cannot be saved to a local drive.
- On your computer, make a directory into which the document will be saved (e.g. c:\download).
- On the Finance Canada WWW site, locate a document you wish to download.
- Right click on the link to the required document and select Save Target As (Internet Explorer) / Save Link As (Netscape) from the drop-down menu.
- When prompted, specify a drive and directory into which the document should be saved (e.g. c:\download).
- Click on Save / OK to save the document.