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    Viewing and downloading PDF files

    While QCAT has taken every possible precaution with the creation of these files, they are downloaded and used at your own risk. Adobe Reader is required to open and print Portable Document Format (PDF) files and is free to download. Various tools to enable access to these files for people using a screen reader.

    To view a PDF document, simply click the link text or picture. To save a document for later viewing, right-click your mouse on the link text or picture and select Save Target As. You can then save the file in your preferred location. If you have a Macintosh with a single button mouse, hold down the control key while you click your mouse on the link text or picture. Select Save Link As or Download Link to Disk and save the file in your preferred location.

    Viewing and saving Microsoft Office files

    To view, save and print Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files you will need either Microsoft Office, or the free Microsoft Office online viewers, installed on your computer. You can download the free Microsoft Office online viewers from the links below:

    To view a Microsoft Office document, simply click the link text or picture. To save a document for later viewing, right-click your mouse on the link text or picture and select Save Target As. You can then save the file in your preferred location.

    If you have a Macintosh with a single button mouse, hold down the control key while you click your mouse on the link text or picture. Select Save Link As or Download Link to Disk and save the file in your preferred location.

    Printing or creating a plain text version

    The website is print friendly and all pages are optimised for printing. You can use the printable view link located an the top and bottom of each page. If the printer cuts off words on the right hand edge, you will need to reduce your printer margins. Go to file > page setup and reduce the values in the left and right margin boxes.

    Changing text size

    You can make the text larger or smaller by changing the settings on your computer. Click on the links below for instructions relating to your Internet browser version:

    Computers with:

      To check which version of Internet browser is installed on your machine:

      • Open your browser.
      • Select Help from the top menu of your browser.
      • Select About (followed by your browser name) from the drop down list.

      The screen that comes up will display which browser and version you are using.

      More information on this subject can be found on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website. The content found by using this link is not created, controlled or approved by this department. No responsibility is taken for the consequences of viewing content on this site.


      Microsoft Internet Explorer

      If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher:

      • Select View.
      • Select Text size from the menu.
      • Choose a size from the Largest to Smallest.

      If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0:

      • Select View.
      • Select Internet Options form the menu.
      • Choose Fonts and change the size to Small or Large.

      If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.2 (Macintosh):

      • Select View.
      • Select Text Zoom.
      • Choose a size from the options 50% - 300% or Larger or Smaller.


      Netscape

      If you are using Netscape 8.0:

      • In your browser window menu, click on View.
      • Locate Text size, there you will have the option to increase or decrease text size.
      • To increase the size of text, select Increase.
      • To decrease the size of text, select Decrease.
      • To revert back to the default size of text, select Normal.

      If you are using Netscape 7.0:

      • In your browser window menu, click on View.
      • Locate Text zoom (...%), there you will have the option to increase or decrease text size.
      • To increase the size of text, select Larger.
      • To decrease the size of text, select Smaller.
      • Alternatively, you can adjust the size of text by selecting a percentage value (e.g. selecting 50% will decrease the text size by half).
      • To revert back to the default size of text, select 100% (original size).

      If you are using Netscape 6.0 or 4.0:

      • Select Edit.
      • Select Preferences from the menu, a new window will open.
      • Select Appearance from the left hand side menu within the new window.
      • Under Fonts reset the size (for example, 10, 12, 14 and so on).


      Mozilla/Firefox

      If you are using Mozilla Firefox:

      • In your browser window menu, click on View.
      • Locate Text size, there you will have the option to increase or decrease text size.
      • To increase the size of text, select Increase.
      • To decrease the size of text, select Decrease.
      • To revert back to the default size of text, select Normal.

      If you are using Mozilla:

      • In your browser window menu, click on View.
      • Locate Text zoom (...%), there you will have the option to increase or decrease text size.
      • To increase the size of text, select Larger.
      • To decrease the size of text, select Smaller.
      • Alternatively, you can adjust the size of text by selecting a percentage value (e.g. selecting 50% will decrease the text size by half).
      • To revert back to the default size of text, select 100% (original size).

      Opera

      If you are using Opera:

      • In your browser window menu, click on View.
      • Locate Zoom, there you will have the option to zoom in/out of the page.
      • To increase the size of text, increase the zoom level.
      • To decrease the size of text, decrease the zoom level.
      • To revert back to the default size of text, select 100%.


      Safari

      If you are using Safari:

      • Select View.
      • Select Make Text Bigger to increase the text size or Make Text Smaller to reduce the text size.
      • Or to add and use shortcuts in the address bar -
        • Select View
        • Select Text size, two new buttons will appear next to the refresh button, a small A and a large A.
        • Select the large A to increase the text size or the small A to decrease.

      Last reviewed
      9 November 2011
      Last updated
      27 March 2012

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