Downloading for Dummies
(print this out)
HTML and PDF text look exactly the
same. The whole purpose of PDF and the Acrobat Reader is to give
you the ability to word-search the document. If you are NOT interested
in this feature, just read it in HTML. Acrobat Reader reads PDF
format and supports the word-find tool. Only the Barry and Lynen
Essays are available in PDF, due to their length. Once you have
either version on your browser, you can disconnect from the web
and read it with or without the word find tool. You can print
it too. For best results, your security setting should be on medium
- rather than high. I have had trouble opening pages when the
security is set on high.
To obtain the Acrobat Reader:
works on Windows 98 platform)
- Go to your desktop.
- Right click your mouse in the background
- away from your icons. A menu pops up.
- Put the pointer on New and
another menu pops up. Look for the folder icon and select it
by placing the pointer on the picture of the folder and left-click.
- A new icon will appear on your
desktop - a picture of a folder, with the caption under it saying
New Folder. It will be highlighted and the cursor will be blinking.
(You need to rename that folder) Just start typing the word Downloads
. Now hit enter.
- Now you have a new icon on your
desktop: a picture of a folder named Downloads.
- Now that you have this folder,
your computer will automatically dump any downloads you take
off the internet into this folder. It's a handy way to file your
downloads and you don't have to select where to put them. Easy
to file and easy to find.
- Step 2.
- Go to Adobe and get the Acrobat
Reader as a free download . (Click the blue link and you
will go there) It is very easy - just follow instructions. It
will download automatically into the folder you created called
Downloads. Be patient - it takes a while. You will see
pages flying into a little folder. Finish the download and close.
- Now you have the program - so to
speak - in hand. It's the same as if you had come home from the
computer store with a packaged program. Now you must install
the program on your computer.
- Step 3.
- On your desktop, double left click
the folder called Downloads. It will open up and show
you an icon - a little red box which says rp500enu (it may say
something slightly different depending on what options you chose
on the download menu). This is the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Double
left click on the box and the installation program will begin.
Just follow it through. When it's all finished you will probably
have an icon on your desktop for Acrobat Reader 5.0.
- Now that Acrobat Reader is installed
on your computer, you can go to our web page and your computer
has the necessary software to read the file in PDF. There are
all sorts of nice tools with which to read the document. Only
the Barry and Lynen essays are available in PDF at this time,
since searching through pages and pages of text will be useful.
The periodicals in the library are sufficiently brief
to search manually.