What is Acrobat Reader/PDF?
Our web pages post documents for you to download in PDF—portable document format. PDF's can look and print the same no matter what software/computer/printer combination
you have. Consequently, this format has won
wide acceptance as a way to share documents on the Web. Sites to which we have links, such
as the U.S. Postal Service and Vanderbilt Human Resources, also use this file type.
In order to view
and print PDF's, you need Acrobat Reader. This is a free plug-in program, downloadable
from the website of its creator, Adobe Corporation. (A plug-in is a small helper
program that enables your browser, either Netscape or Internet Explorer, to do
things it cannot do on its own.)
Clicking the "Get Acrobat Reader" button below allows you to obtain and install this
handy little program —
just follow the directions on the Adobe page.
HINT: When you access a PDF, Acrobat Reader will display it in your browser window.
When you are finished reading and/or printing it, you may need to use your BACK button
to return to the previous screen OR close the document with the X symbol at the upper right
corner. This depends on how your browser handles Acrobat.
Use your browser's BACK button to return directly to the page which referred
you here, or use the button below to return to the entry page.