Portable Document Format (PDF)  1

PDF files can be searched, printed, and saved. Portions of the text can be cut and pasted into other documents. All these functions must be performed using the special Adobe Acrobat tool bar, which appears immediately above the viewing window. Your browser tools will not produce the desired effect on PDF files.

Although they contain the complete formatting of the original document, including fonts and images, PDF files are highly compressed, allowing complex information to be downloaded efficiently.

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For assistance in downloading and installing the software, see the Adobe Web site document Adobe Acrobat Reader Troubleshooting Guide at Adobe's Web Site.

PDF files are indicated by the following graphic following the filename PDF

·         How to Print PDF Files
When printing Adobe Acrobat PDF files from within your web browser, do NOT use the web browser print facility. Instead, use the print button at the left end of the special Adobe Acrobat tool bar, which appears immediately above the viewing window.

·         How to Search PDF Files
Once downloaded, a PDF file can be searched by clicking the binocular icon on the special Adobe Acrobat tool bar, which appears immediately above the viewing window and inserting a search string. Note that your browser’s Find-on-this-page capability will not function on a PDF file.

 

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1  Most of the material on this page is excerpted from: US Census Bureau web site.