Working with the files

The Search Results

The results that you receive from your search will display a snippet of the text around the first occurrance of your search term(s). At the end of the snippet will be the size of the file. Some files may be large due to the number of pages contained within the document, so if you are not on a high speed Internet connection, you may want to take this into consideration.

Opening and printing files on a Windows computer

When you perform a basic search on a Windows PC, Adobe Reader will open and automatically perform a search using your basic search terms within the PDF document. The document itself will open to the page that contains the first instance of the first search term. Please note that the Adobe search within the document itself only looks at individual words, not phrases, so you will see results for each of the terms you entered. Along this line, an advanced search will only work if single words are entered. Parentheses and words specifically not included in the search will not work correctly within the PDF.

Printing these files will work the same as any other document that you print. Since some of these documents can be up to 100 pages in length, you may want to print only the pages that you absolutely need.

Opening and printing files on an Apple computer

Due to the external search feature being removed by Adobe in Acrobat X, the search function within the PDF file will not work. We have requested that Adobe return this feature to their Macintosh-based software, but this has not yet happened. What this means is that you will have to perform your search a second time within the PDF. Open the search box by typing Command+F. If you copy your search from the search box on the web site and then paste it into the search box in Acrobat X, you will be taken to the page where the first search term is found.

Printing these files will work the same as any other document that you print. Since some of these documents can be up to 100 pages in length, you may want to print only the pages that you absolutely need.