Individual resource document files are in Portable Document Format (pdf). PDF is a file format created by Adobe that can be viewed, printed, and saved on a variety of computer types and operating systems.
Most modern (updated) browsers have a simple PDF toolbar that appears above the document in the window. This allows a user to easily view, save, print, and change the size of a document within the browser's window.
Click on the 'Save' button icon if you are already viewing a document in your browser window.
If you are viewing the list of links to each PDF:
Window users – 'Right click' the link to the PDF file. (Mac users click and
hold on the PDF link)
From the menu select 'Save Target As' – for Internet Explorer
(other browsers will say 'save link as...' or 'save file as...')
A window will prompt you to select the location on
your computer where you want to save the file.
Select a location and click 'save' or 'ok'.
Once the file is saved you can open it using Adobe® Reader®
You must have Adobe® Reader® installed in order to use these files on your computer. Adobe® Reader® is available free of charge. Click on the link and follow the instructions on the Adobe® Reader® Page.
Get or Update Adobe® Reader®
Hint: Saving a PDF and then opening it on your computer often makes for easier reading and printing - especially with documents that are large in size.
Due to the number of different browser versions, some users do experience problems viewing PDFs. Fortunately most problems are easily resolved by upgrading to the latest version
of your browser and the latest version of Adobe® Reader®.
Zip files allow us to put any number of separate documents into one file. This allows us to create "packages" containing all of the materials needed for a specfic part of the ASCA SM program (i.e. meeting materials etc.).
Clicking on the link will open the presentation in a new window. You may begin viewing the slide show immediately.
Note: Animated files may require the installation of Office Animation Runtime. Older versions of IE may have difficulties with these files.
Updating your version of IE is often the easiest solution. If you do not wish to do this, save the file and use Microsoft's free slide show viewer. See the instructions for PowewrPoint & Other Browsers (no PowerPoint installed) below.
Your browser will ask you what you wish to do with the file when you click on the link. You may either open the slide show file in PowerPoint or save the file to disk. Select View/Slide Show in the menu after opening the file in PowerPoint.
You can use Microsoft's free PowerPoint slide show viewer. Once you have downloaded and installed the program, save the file and open it using the viewer. Please read the instructions on the download page for more information about installing and using the viewer.
PowerPoint Slide Show Viewer