Help with downloads and PDF files

We have provided a number of points where you can download documents to your computer. There are clear advantages to this for larger documents as they can be downloaded and read ''off-line'' (without being connected to the internet) and printed out if required.

Most downloads are in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). Adobe have developed a document format that is consistent no matter what your browser, computer or set-up.

Most computers come with Adobe Reader (the viewing software) already installed, but if you do not have it on your machine, it can be downloaded free of charge at http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/. Please check that you have sufficient privileges to the computer you are using to install the software, otherwise please contact your network administrator (not normally necessary for home-users). You can recognise the PDF documents where you see the below icon.


Users that have difficulty using PDF documents can convert them to appear as a normal webpage at www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/access_simple_form.html.