PDF (Portable Document Format) from Adobe is a way of publishing documents online so that they appear exactly as they did in print with formatting and graphics preserved.
You can view and print PDF files from any computer (for example, Mac or Windows) using the free Acrobat Reader software which must be installed on your computer.
Acrobat Reader is free software - download for Windows, Mac and Unix/Linux.
How Acrobat operates depends on the version of Acrobat and your browser. Acrobat may download and install as a plug-in to your Web browser. This means that it will open .pdf documents within your Web browser window.
Your Web browser may treat Acrobat as any other "helper" application and require you to configure your browser preferences (or options) so the browser knows to use Acrobat Reader to display the .pdf file.
Contact the ServiceDesk@utas.edu.au or phone 03 6226 1818 for help in configuring your browser to open Adobe Acrobat.
Authorised by the University Librarian
19 December, 2012