Browsing Acrobat PDF files online
To browse a PDF file while online, point your cursor at the link and click the left mouse button. Your Acrobat Reader will load inside your web browser so you can view the files. It takes a little time for the first couple of pages to load. After that new pages load more quickly.
Some PDF documents contain a lot of graphicsfor example, Postal Record articlesso the files are large and browsing them online is impractical on a dial-up Internet connection. Download such large files to your own computer and view them locally (see below).
Details: Unless you have a broadband connection to the Internet, you can browse larger PDF files online only if (1) you have installed the Acrobat Reader and (2) your browser supports PDF byte-serving. Byte-serving enables your browser to download one page of a PDF file at a time and view it before the entire file has arrived. Many browsers support byte-servingInternet Explorer (IE) 4 and above, Netscape 4, Netscape 6.1 and above (but not Netscape 6.0), Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera, and the IE browsers used by American Online (AOL) and CompuServe.
Downloading Acrobat PDF files
You can download an entire PDF file to your computer for quick viewing. Point your cursor at the file link, click the right mouse button and choose a Save option.