Need a PDF Reader?
Introduction to PDF
This CD uses a normal web browser to display examples and to offer quick access to the resources.
The resources are stored as PDF files, and to print them out you need to install a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader for PC and Macintosh, !PDF or RiScriptPro for RISC OS. If you are using a reasonably modern computer, running Windows, you probably have a copy of Acrobat Reader installed. If not there is a copy on the CD.
What is PDF?
PDF stands for Portable Document Format and has been designed by Adobe. The idea is that the file will look and print the same on any computer which has a PDF reader. This allows authors to produce files with confidence, since they know that the file will print as they want it, without the need to worry about fonts or styles. There are free PDF readers for RISC OS, Macintosh, and Windows. The free one for RISCOS will not reproduce the fonts accurately, but the commercial product RiScript Pro produces excellent results. There is a free reader for Windows on this CD. Macintosh users who need advice can email us at help@numeracyCD.com
Installing Your PDF Reader on Windows
Adobe supply the free reader for Windows, and they advise you to uninstall earlier versions of Acrobat Reader before installing current versions. You can do this with the Add/Remove Programs option from the Settings Control Panel. When you install Acrobat Reader, it is simplest to Run this program from its current location. If you save the Reader to disk first, you will have to install it from there.
You might like to install Acrobat Reader now and then return to this page and read the tips.
Tips for Getting Good Results
These tips apply only to the Acrobat Reader found on this CD. You should also read these tips if you already have Acrobat Reader installed.
Open a copy of Acrobat Reader by double clicking on its icon. This should be on your desktop but may be in Programs. Now you can make the alterations below.
Once you have made the alterations, close Acrobat Reader. To test if everything is in order, remove the CD and re-insert it. The CD should activate and after a few seconds you should see the Home Page again.