PDF Files

  1. Why use PDF files?

    PDF files are designed to be printed. They retain the formatting of the original document, enable images to be incorporated and placed correctly on the page.

  2. Where do I get a PDF reader
    Some browsers have a built in PDF reader such as Google Chrome or Firefox while Windows 8 comes with a PDF reader (I have not used this) There are many other PDF readers or printers available: Adobe produce and allow free download of there reader Adobe Reader < http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ > (accessed 12 July 2014). Others include Foxit Reader < http://www.foxitsoftware.com/Secure_PDF_Reader/ > (assessed 12 July 2014), Sumatra PDF < http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/free-pdf-reader.html > (assessed 12 July 2014) or perhaps Nitro Reader < http://www.nitropdf.com/pdf-reader > (assessed 12 July 2014). Most of these I have not used.
    To create a PDF rather than print to paper I use PDF Creator, an open source project from < http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ > (accessed 12 July 2014). This I have used extensively, because it allows multiple print jobs to be joined together, then saved as a PDF.

  3. The font size is too small for me to read from the screen, what do I do?

    PDFs are designed to be printed out and read, but if you prefer to read them online, you may find it easier if you increase the view size to 125%.

  4. What paper size do you use?
    This web site originates from Australia. Therefore the page size is set to standard A4 size (210 mm x 297 mm). The Adobe reader can print either onto this size paper, or can be made to fit onto what ever size you chose, such as "legal" or "letter". Alter "Paper Scaling" from the "Print" dialogue to "Reduce to Printer Margins". Note also the Australian English is used which is based on the British system with the Macquarie Dictionary spelling usually being used.

  5. I cannot print the PDF
    a) Try printing one page at a time or use a newer printer.
    b) Try saving the file to disk before printing.

  6. After downloading, I can't open the PDF file with Acrobat Reader. I get a message: 'There was an error opening this document. Could not repair file.'

    It's likely that the file was incompletely downloaded, or corrupted during the network transfer. It would be best to try a fresh download of the file. If that does not work, please send me feedback and I'll investigate.

  7. I'm having problems downloading PDF files. My browser downloads only part of the file then stops.

    This problem is frequently caused by unusually high network traffic, and the best solution is to try downloading the files at a time when transatlantic network traffic is lighter. The webserver for Life–Everlasting is in the United States.


Updated: 2014 July 12