for Downloading and Installing
on Your Computer
may want to print out these instructions before downloading
the Adobe Reader software. It may make the process easier.)
We produce our reports in Adobe's PDF document format, and the free
Adobe Reader 5.0 (or higher) is required to view these files.
For best results, use the latest version of Adobe Reader which is 7.0.
Most computers purchased within the last 2 years already have a version
of Adobe Reader installed. If you do need to download Adobe Reader,
follow these steps:
on any of the 'Get Adobe Reader' buttons
on our site. It links directly to the free Adobe
download page. Scroll to the bottom of that page and you will
see the download links for the software.
checkboxes for "Adobe Yahoo Toolbar" and "Adobe Photoshop
Starter Album" on their download form are optional. They are
NOT REQUIRED for working with any of our products and are
additional software that Adobe offers to put on your computer. The
size of those extra files also adds to the time it takes to download
and install, so we recommend de-selecting both of those checkboxes
and going directly to the download button in 'STEP 3' to start the
the red 'download' button.
will be taken to a new page 'Thank You' and the download process
users will get a dialog box asking whether you want to 'Open
It' or 'Save It To Disk'. Choose 'Save
It To Disk'.
will next get a 'Save As' dialog box. Since this
file is too big for a floppy disk, use the drop down menu across
from 'Save in' and choose 'Desktop' (or the file location of your
choice). Choosing 'desktop' will place the file on your screen
the 'Save' button and the file will be downloaded to your computer.
Depending upon your modem or broadband speed, the installation file
will download in approximately 1 to 5 minutes.
off-line and close all other programs. Double click on the
file on your screen (desktop) and the Adobe Reader will install
itself on your computer using the Windows Install Wizard. The file
name will be something similar to: AcroReader51_ENU.exe.
Once you have completed the installation you can throw the original
installer file away so it doesn't clutter your desktop.
If you can't 'see' the downloaded file on your screen and you are
Click on START
Choose FILES OR FOLDERS
In the box marked 'NAMED' type: ar51* (the '*' is a wild card
The Adobe Acrobat Download should appear in the Find Files Or Folders
lower box. Double click on the file name to begin installation.
the installation process, answer 'Yes' to all of the program's questions.
Adobe Reader has been installed, you are ready to view our files
on-line or download them to your computer.