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Many documents on the ACEM website are in PDF format. PDF (Portable Document Format) is a file format created by Adobe that lets anyone view and print a file exactly as the author designed it, without having the same application or fonts that were used to create it. Although they contain the complete formatting of the original document, including images, PDF files are highly compressed, allowing complex information to be downloaded efficiently. To display, navigate, or print these documents you need the free Acrobat Reader. PDF documents on the ACEM website are indicated by a graphic icon: 

The Acrobat Reader program has the ability to read pdf documents out loud. First download a copy of a document to your computer; then engage the read-out-loud option by following these instructions. NOTE: The exact steps may vary somewhat depending on which version of the Reader you have installed.

  • Open a pdf document with Acrobat Reader.
  • Click the View menu (top).
  • Click the Read Out Loud option.
  • Depending you which version of Acrobat you have installed you may need to click the Read Out Loud option a second time and select the appropriate choice from the pop-up menu.
  • To turn this feature off click the Read Out Loud option and select Deactivate or Stop.

If you have problems viewing a PDF document on the ACEM website:

  • Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
    Save the file to your computer for viewing.
  • For Firefox users, right-click on the link and select Save Link As or Save As from the pop-up menu.
  • For Internet Explorer users, right-click on the link and select Save Target As from the pop-up menu.
  • For Opera users, right click on the link and select Save Content As, from the pop-up menu.
  • Be patient – some PDF documents are large files and may take longer to download/view than other online pages. Depending on your Internet connection download times will vary. Document size, listed in kilobytes at the end of the link, should help you gauge download times.