Note that some of the pages for the Student Research site are Adobe pdf files and will need an Adobe reader, which all computers on campus should have. And if it does not, or yours does not, Netscape will direct you to download a free plugin Adobe reader. Or go to get a free download.
One great advantage of a pdf file is that it prints with as high quality as the original document, whether it be text or a drawing. The downside is that they tend to be large files.
Trouble Shooting the Adobe FilesCan't open pdf files in the campus computer labs? You are not alone. There is a bug in the system, and it will probably take some time to fix. So, . . . Do This.
1. When you click the file you will get a box asking if you want to save it. Save it in some obvious place you can get to, like the "C" drive.
2. Open Adobe Acrobat (Start/Programs/Adobe Acrobat), or go get a ( free download).
3. Use Adobe Acrobat to open the pdf file (File/Open/"C"/click on file name).
Any lab assistant can show you how to do this.
Note At home or at school, after you save the file Don't try to open it in some other program like Word. "Word" or some other word processor often just produces a screen full of gibberish (it is a font issue and sometimes the problem can be solved by changing the default font in your word processor, but why bother; just open the Adobe reader).
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