About Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF)

General information

All forms on our Web site are available in Portable Document Format (.pdf). This means that if you have Adobe Acrobat Reader software you will be able to view, print, or download these documents.

The Reader is available free from the Adobe Systems Web site.

Click for Free Acrobat Reader.

If you have any difficulty downloading the Reader, the Adobe site also offers customer support.

View and print

Once the Reader is installed on your computer, you just have to click on the hyperlink that leads to the .pdf file. Before printing, check the form's page size: some of them should be printed on legal-size paper (8.5" x 14").

The Adobe Reader indicates the page size -- along with the number of pages -- in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.

Once you've completed a form on-screen and verified its page size, select "File" and then "Print" in the Reader's menu.

  • This brings you to the print dialog box.
  • To change the paper size, click on "Setup" in the print dialog box.
  • To make the proper adjustments:
    • In Adobe Reader 4.05, the "Fit to page" check box must be selected.
    • In Adobe Reader 5.0, the "Shrink oversized pages to paper size" and "Auto-rotate and center pages" check boxes must be selected.

Download

Downloading a file will allow you to view and print a file without having to connect to the Internet or the CRA site. Downloading allows you to have a copy of the form or publication permanently on your computer. There are two ways to download a .pdf file onto your own computer.

1. To download before opening the .pdf file:

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Right-click on the hyperlinked .pdf file name and select "Save Target As." Save the file in the directory of your choice, then access it with your Reader.

 

Netscape

Right-click on the hyperlinked .pdf file name and select "Save Link As." Save the file in the directory of your choice, then access it with your Reader.

2. To download after opening the .pdf file:

Acrobat Reader version 4.0
 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

 

In your Web browser's toolbar, select "File" and then "Save As." Save the file in the directory of your choice, then access it with your Reader.

 

Netscape

 

In your Web browser's toolbar, select "File" and then "Open page." In the menu box, select "Choose file" and save the file in the directory of your choice. Make sure the file specification says "All types." Access the file with your Reader.

 

Acrobat Reader version 5.0

 

Microsoft Internet Explorer

 

In your Acrobat Readerís toolbar, click on the "diskette" icon. Save the file in the directory of your choice and then access it with your Reader.

 

Netscape

 

In your Acrobat Readerís toolbar, click on the "diskette" icon. Save the file in the directory of your choice and then access it with your Reader.

 

Troubleshooting

If you have tried to access a .pdf form or publication (i.e., the link you clicked had .pdf at the end of it) and it did not open, ensure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. If this software is not installed on your computer, read the general information section to find out how to get a free copy.

If you use Adobe Acrobat Reader and you're having problems viewing, printing, or downloading .pdf files, you should modify your Reader preferences:

Acrobat Reader 4.0 Acrobat Reader 5.0
  1. Close your browser
  2. Open Acrobat Reader
  3. Select the "File" menu
  4. Select "Preferences"
  5. Select "General"
  6. In the "Options" part of this dialog box, make sure "Web Browser Integration" is not selected.
  1. Close your browser
  2. Open Acrobat Reader
  3. Select the "Edit" menu
  4. Select "Preferences"
  5. In the "Options" part of this dialog box, make sure "Display PDF in Browser" is not selected.

After you've followed these instructions, when you're using your browser and click on a hyperlink to a .pdf document, it will open in a separate window.

Source: Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

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