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Help With PDF Files

What is a PDF document?

 The PDF file format is a common internet file format (PDF stands for Portable Document Format).

It's used for electronic distribution because it faithfully preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colours, images, and layout. It also can be used across most types of computers. On the web, Bolton CVS uses it for publications, leaflets and forms.

How to read a PDF file

You can download a program called Acrobat Reader and install it onto your computer. The program is available free of charge from the Adobe Acrobat site. Because the download is large - typically between 8MB and 16MB - you may find it easier to find a copy of the program on one of the CDs distributed by computer magazines.

Once, you have downloaded the Adobe Reader, you can open the PDF in the same way you would open any other document.

The latest versions of Adobe Reader® contain a variety of features to assist people with disabilities such as blindness or low vision. Please see http://www.adobe.com (external link) for more details.

Help - I keep clinking on your PDF and it says the file is corrupted or it refuses to open the document.

All of our documents need Adobe Reader 7 or above. Please update your version and if you continue to have problems, please let us know.