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 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