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Downloading, viewing, and printing PDF Files
Downloading and saving photographs
Printing photographs
Viewing the films
Increasing page text size
How to navigate this website
Printing a webpage

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Downloading, viewing, and printing PDF files

Downloading PDFs*
With most common modern web browsers, Adobe PDF files will open automatically within the browser window or separate Adobe Reader application. Documents and links on this website marked with this PDF icon (PDF icon) indicate documents which are in Adobe PDF format is followed with the file size in [brackets] or indicated in the File Size column.

To print a PDF file choose from one of the following options:

  1. From the Adobe Reader application, select Print from the File menu
     
  2. From the Web browser window, click the Printer icon on the toolbar.

*Note: PDF files on this website are compatible with Acrobat version 6.0 and later. You may have an earlier version (3, 4, or 5). Please upgrade Acrobat Reader to version 6. Should you experience PDF files appearing as a blank window within Internet Explorer after downloading and are using Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or earlier, please upgrade to a later version.

PDF is used because it maintains the original look and feel of large documents, and allows us to place more publications on the web in a quick and efficient manner. Further, PDF products are independent of platforms, applications, and distribution media.

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. PDF is a universal file format that preserves the fonts, images, graphics, and layout of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and complete, and can be shared, viewed, and printed by anyone with free Adobe Reader software.

Viewing PDFs
A whole page of text can be read by pressing simultaneously the <Ctrl> key and the <L> key. This will remove the toolbar from the screen and permits the display of individual pages. To move up and down the document page by page, use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys. You must escape from this mode (by pressing the <Esc> key) in order to perform any function available from the toolbar (e.g., Print, Go to Previous View).

Table numbers, figure numbers, or sections shown in blue within the text of some documents indicate that the reader can skip directly to these tables, figures, or sections by clicking on the blue text. To return to your previous view, right-click with your mouse anywhere on the page and select "Go to Previous View".

Printing PDFs
The document can be printed (all pages, the current page, or a selected range of pages) by selecting the [File] option from the toolbar at the top of the screen, then selecting the [Print] option from the pulldown file menu. This will activate a print menu. You can then select the printer, print range, and other printer settings. A color printer is required to print pages in color. The document assumes that the page is oriented in the "Portrait" mode as opposed to the "Landscape" mode. Changes in page orientation can be made through [Page Setup] under the [File] option.

How to obtain a PDF Reader
Versions of Acrobat Reader exist for all major computer platforms, including Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows ME, Windows 98, Macintosh, Sun, UNIX and several other operating systems.

Please follow the instructions on the Adobe Acrobat download page to install the Acrobat Reader. This reader is free of charge.

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Downloading and saving photographs

Provided on this page are instructions for saving any image or photograph from a web page. Instructions are provided using Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, and the AOL Browser for Macintosh and PC/Windows operating systems. Print this page, return to the page containing the image you wish to download, and follow the instructions for your operating system.

Macintosh
Netscape Navigator: Click on the thumbnail image to open the larger photograph, then wait for the image to fully load in your browser window. Move your cursor directly over any part of the image and hold down your mouse button until a menu appears; select the "Save this Image As..." option. Another window will pop-up; choose a folder on your hard drive, then click the SAVE button.

Microsoft Internet Explorer: Click on the thumbnail image to open the larger photograph, then wait for the image to fully load in your browser window. Move your cursor directly over any part of the image and hold down your mouse button until a menu appears; Select the "Save Picture As..." option. Another window will pop-up; Choose a folder on your hard drive, then click the SAVE button.

A second option available in both browsers is to hold the mouse button down on the image and, with mouse button down, drag the image to the Finder (desktop).

PC/Windows
Netscape Navigator: Click on the thumbnail image to open the larger photograph, then wait for the image to fully load in your browser window. Move your cursor directly over any part of the image, and Right-click with your mouse. A menu will appear; select the "Save Image As..." option. Another window will pop-up; choose a folder on your hard drive, then click the SAVE button.

Microsoft Internet Explorer: Click on the thumbnail image to open the larger photograph, then wait for the image to fully load in your browser window. Move your cursor directly over any part of the image, and Right-click with your mouse. A menu will appear; select the "Save Picture As..." option. Another window will pop-up; choose a folder on your hard drive, then click the SAVE button.

AOL Browser
Click on the thumbnail image to open the larger photograph, then wait for the image to fully load in your browser window. Move your cursor directly over any part of the image, and Right-click with your mouse. A menu will appear; select the "Save Picture As..." option. Another window will pop-up; choose a folder on your hard drive, then click the SAVE button.

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Printing photographs

To print a photograph from the web browser window follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to category listings in the Photo Library
  2. Click a Category link
  3. Click the thumbnail from the Category listing
  4. Click on the File name or number below the photograph thumbnail
  5. From the File menu select Print
  6. If necessary, change the printer preferences page orientation to Portrait or Landscape

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Viewing the films

All the films and videos available on this website are provided as MPG and Windows Media (WMV) for greatest compatibility with both Windows/PC and Macintosh computers. Click on the appropriate file format based upon your computer type, movie player application, or choice of file size.

Quicktime or Windows Media Player (Windows or Macintosh)
MPG files can be viewed with both QuickTime and Windows Media Player.
(QuickTime is available for both Windows/PC and Macintosh operating systems.)

Windows Media Player (Windows or Macintosh)
WMV files can only be played by Windows Media player.
(Windows Media Player is available for both Windows/PC and Macintosh operating systems.)

Requirements:

QuickTime Player 4.0 or greater.

Windows Media Player 7.1 or greater.
Note: The codecs may need to be downloaded before the content can be played. If the video does not open and play automatically, click the Play button to initiate the codec download.

Videos viewed with older players or slower connections may need to wait for the video to be downloaded completely prior to pressing Play.

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Increasing page text size

Internet Explorer 5+
In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Size', which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller', and 'Smallest'. One of these items should be marked; this is your current font size. Selecting a higher font size will make the letters on the website larger (and possibly easier to read), while a lower font size will make the letters smaller, letting you see more of the web page at once.

Netscape 6+ or Mozilla
In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there is an item labeled 'Text Zoom' with a percentage in parentheses. When you select this item a sub-menu will open which gives you a number of self-explanatory options for changing your font size. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and press the keys '+' or '-' to increase or decrease your font size, respectively. Increasing your font size will make the text on the webpage larger (and possibly easier to read), while decreasing your font size will make the text smaller, enabling you to see more of the webpage without scrolling.

Netscape Navigator 4.x
In the menu at the top of your browser window labeled 'View' there are two items labeled 'Increase Font' and 'Decrease Font'. Selecting 'Increase Font' will make the letters on the web-page larger (and possibly easier to read). Selecting 'Decrease Font' will make the letters smaller, allowing you to view more of the website in one window. Alternately, you can hold down the keyboard key labeled 'Ctrl' and then press ']' to increase the font size or '[' to decrease the font size.

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How to navigate this website

This website provides many ways to navigate to different sections and content contained within the website.

  • The links on the gray bar across the top of every page indicates the major sections of the website.
  • The colored area on the left side of every page are links for that specific section.
  • The bread crumb links to left of the date across the top of each page indicates the many levels within the section a page is located.
  • Some pages may also have Related Photos, Related Document, and Related video links on the bottom of the page.

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Printing a webpage

To print a webpage from the web browser window follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to a webpage on this website
  2. From the File menu select Print

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Language Options

This website has includes the option to view the page text in two different languages. These languages include Spanish and Japanese. To view the page in a different language, click the language name located in the upper right corner at the top of each page.

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Date Last Modified: February 20, 2014