Many of the downloadable materials available through REI.com are saved as PDF (Portable Document Format) files. These files look and act just like regular Web pages, but they're specifically designed to come out of your home printer looking just like they do on-screen.
If you've printed Web pages at home before (especially pages with lots of graphics), you know that what you see online is not always what you get from your printer. PDF technology eliminates this problem so the diagrams, pictures and illustrations you print out from REI.com are as useful at home as they are on online.
To view PDF files and print them out, you need a simple software program. One of the most popular PDF-viewing programs is Adobe's Acrobat Reader, which is free and very easy to download from the Adobe Systems Incorporated Web site (see link below).
To install Acrobat Reader on your PC, simply follow the instructions provided by Adobe. You'll have to exit your Web browser briefly to make sure everything is set up properly. But once installed, Acrobat Reader will automatically come to life anytime you want to view, download or print out a PDF file anywhere on the Web.
Click the Adobe logo to download Acrobat Reader:
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