About downloading the files
If your PDF file stalls during download, or does not download properly, try to use your browser's "Reload" or "Refresh" facility.
Though PDF files can usually be accessed on-line using a web browser and Acrobat plug-in, they often perform better if first downloaded to one's own computer and then viewed using Acrobat as a standalone application.
If the on-line option (i.e., using the keyword supplied) works poorly or not at all, then try saving the file to your computer first, as follows:
Because viewing the files requires a significant share of your computer's memory resources, performance may be enhanced by exiting applications other than the web browser and Adobe Acrobat.
If after several tries you are still unable to view your file, please contact us for alternate delivery methods.
About the files
Files are in PDF format: you will need Adobe Acrobat to read them. Acrobat is available for free downloading from Adobe Systems, Inc.
Files are searchable within the limits of uncorrected optical character recognition (OCR). Search accuracy depends greatly on the language, quality and print characteristics of the original: unfortunately, texts in non-Latin writing systems are not searchable, nor are those written in fonts such as Fraktur. For searching, use the binocular icon within the Adobe Acrobat frame or window; the Find in Page or Search functions in Netscape or Internet Explorer will not work.
These files are rather large: most are more than 5 Mbytes. For best downloading, use the fastest network connection available to you. Download times vary widely, depending on connection speed and file size.
Use of the files
Files can be read online, printed (use Acrobat's "Print" command rather than your web browsers), or saved to your computer (use the browser's "Save As" command).
According to current plans, these files will be available indefinitely, and certainly through September 2001. The keywords needed to view them will function at least through that time.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and comments.