Read, save, and print our PDF (Portable Document Format) files with Acrobat Reader, a free utility available at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html . Help with downloading may be found at http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/help.html . For detailed Help with Reader, visit http://www.adobe.com/support/products/acrreader.html .
1. Be sure Acrobat Reader (version 5 or higher) is installed on the computer you’re using.
Use one of the links above to install Adobe’s free utility, configured to work with your Web browser.
2. Viewing and saving PDFs
You must first open PDFs for viewing in Acrobat Reader before you save them to your local disk. (NOTE: You cannot currently right-click the PDF link and choose Save Target As.)
For those with institutional access, opportunities to download article PDFs are offered
- below each article’s table of contents entry
- at the bottom of every Abstract or Citation page
- with every Search Results entry
- Downloading PDFs requires an institutional subscription to journals.
- PDFs may be downloaded for personal and non-commercial use only.
If your browser is configured to do so, Adobe Acrobat Reader will load the PDF inside a new browser window. Use Acrobat Reader’s Save function to store the PDF file on your local hard disk or network.
3. Printing article PDFs
PDFs are viewable on screen, but they were designed for downloading and printing. You must first open PDFs for viewing in Acrobat Reader before you print them.
- Printing PDFs requires an institutional subscription to journals.
- PDFs may be printed for personal and non-commercial use only.
If your browser is configured to do so, Adobe Acrobat Reader will load the PDF inside a new browser window. Use Acrobat Reader’s Print function to send the PDF file to your local or network printer.
4. How long will it take to download or print PDFs?
The speed of a PDF download depends on the size of the PDF file (indicated in kilobytes at the PDF download link), the bandwidth of your Internet connection, and the processing power of your personal computer. PDFs containing many images can take a long time to download over slow connections.
5. Trouble with a PDF?
- Be sure you’re using at least version 5 of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Many PDF files are large. Work with one at a time, closing each before opening, saving, or printing the next.
- Printing: If the PDF file is large or your computer or printer has little memory, try printing the PDF one page at a time.
- Help with downloading may be found athttp://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/help.html . For detailed help with Reader, visit http://www.adobe.com/support/products/acrreader.html .