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Installing PDF viewer software

There are a number of documents on the website that are available in Portable Document Format (PDF).  To download and view these documents you need PDF viewer software.


Downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader

Acrobat reader iconThe latest version of Adobe Acrobat reader is available free of charge to anyone that wishes to use it to view PDF files.  This can be found on Adobe's website.  Or you can find a copy for your operating system on a local TUCOWS mirror.

Make sure you download the right file for your operating system.  From here instructions for installation are for a Windows operating system.  For other operating systems, see Adobe's website.

Your browser will ask you to save the file. You should retain the existing name and put it in a directory on your C drive (hard drive) e.g. c:\downloads.  The download might take a while, depending on the speed of your connection. 

Once the download is complete, you have to install it.

To do this either:

  • double-click on the file from inside Windows Explorer or File Manager, or
  • use the Add/Remove Programs feature of Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP (Start --> Settings --> Control Panel or Start --> Control Panel in XP). 


Once installed, delete the downloaded file in the temp directory as this is no longer required and will just take up space on your hard drive (although you could keep it as a backup).


Last updated 22 July 2013