Some of the plenary notes are available in the
form of Adobe Acrobat files, more commonly referred to as PDF documents.
To view these files you must install the Adobe Acrobat Reader on
your computer. The Adobe Acrobat Reader is available free of charge
website. It is recommended that you use the latest version of
Adobe Acrobat Reader and only download it from Adobe's website.
Problems have been experienced by some people when accessing pdf
documents. This can be due to a number of reasons.
Typical problems include the browser window freezing or the pdf
file opening as a blank page. This is usually due to the integration
of your browser and Adobe Reader. Large pdf file sizes can also
The following may assist if you are experiencing these difficulties:
Check your software
Check the version number of Adobe Reader on your computer. If the
version number is lower than Version 4, an upgrade to the latest
version of Adobe Reader is highly recommended and available free
of charge from Adobe's website.
To check the version number of Adobe Reader:
- Open Acrobat Reader
- Select Help > About
- The version number of Adobe Reader will display
- Check the version number of your browser. If the version number
of your browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape) is lower than
Version 4, an upgrade to the latest browser version is highly
To check the version number of your browser:
- Open your browser
- Select Help > About
- The version number of your browser will display
How to save a PDF file to your computer
PDF files can be downloaded to your computer from a web page without
being opened in the browser window. You can then copy text, print
the file or save the file to a disk. This is recommended for large
pdf documents. To download a PDF file from a link:
- Right-click the link to a PDF file, and then choose Save Target
As (Internet Explorer) or Save Link As (Netscape Navigator) from
the pop-up menu
- In the Save As dialog box, select a location on your computer
and click Save.
PDF printing problems
Some people experience problems viewing or printing PDF documents,
especially lengthy ones. If this happens, it is advised that you
save the document to your computer and view/print it from there
rather than through your browser window.
If this doesn't help, you may need to download and install the
latest version of Adobe Reader from Adobe's website.
Run Adobe Reader in a separate window from Internet Explorer
Disable browser integration:
- Open Adobe Reader
- Go to File > Preferences > General
- In the Options section, uncheck the Browser Integration box
- Click OK then exit from Adobe Reader
- Restart Internet Explorer