What you need to view an E-book
Most ebooks come in "PDF" format; as a PDF file. To view PDF files you need a program called Adobe Reader, which is free from Adobe. And if you don't already have it, you can get it by clicking the button below.
You may want to uncheck any optional software
To see if you already
have Adobe Reader, after downloading the ebook, find the
ebook file (which will start with ebook
and end with .pdf
with some numbers in between) and double-click it to see if Adobe
Reader opens automatically (which it would if you had it). If
you get a box that says Windows cannot open the file... or a box
that asks you which program you would like to open the file, then you
don't have Adobe Reader, and you will need to download it
by clicking the button above.
Tips on using Adobe Reader:
Note: Different versions of Adobe Reader can have different menu items.
* The mouse pointer
is a hand, which you can use to "grab" a page and move it up
and down as you read. You grab a page by clicking and holding down the
left mouse button.
* Clicking the Bookmarks tab on the left will open and close the bookmarks column which you can use to quickly navigate the book (sometimes there's a slight delay after you click a bookmark). When the bookmarks column is closed, the page will fill more of the screen.
* All underlined
text in the book is clickable, and should open your web browser
* The views of the pages (their on-screen size) have been pre-set as part of the bookmarks, but if you want to make the page bigger so it's easier to read, close the bookmark column.
* Remember to "maximize" the screen (by clicking the Maximize button in the top-right corner of your screen) to get the maximum viewing area for your book.