Information About PDF Files

Several files on this website are in Adobe Acrobat's portable document format (PDF). Acrobat PDF files are widely used on the Web because they preserve the original appearance of the printed document. PDF is a universal file format that preserves all the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as intended by anyone with Adobe Reader software. The software is free of charge and is available by download from on the web.
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If You Have Trouble Opening a PDF File

Sometimes our visitors find it easier to open PDF files if they first download them to their computer and then open them as they would any document. If you have difficulty opening PDFs, you may want to try the following:

  1. Right-click (Windows) or click and hold (Macintosh) on the PDF file.
  2. From the popup menu, select Save Link As or Save Target As (Internet Explorer).
  3. Select the location where you want to save the file, then select Save.
  4. Open Adobe Reader, choose Open from the file menu, locate the file, then select Open.

If You Have Trouble Printing a PDF File