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Frequently asked questions: PDF documents 

There are many PDF documents available across the KPMG website. These contain more information than can generally be fitted onto a web page and have the added value of being formatted for easy printing. To read PDFs, you will need Adobe Reader.

What are PDF files?

 

PDF files (Portable Document Format) allow documents to be read and shared between different types of applications and computer systems. They are much more suited to longer documents than a web page is and have the added advantage of being easily printed. The PDF format was created by Adobe and in order to read PDF documents, you need to install their Adobe Reader software. This is free, does not take long to download, and is easy to install.

 

How do I get the Adobe Reader?

 

Before you start the installation, we recommend that you close your web browser as the Adobe Reader software will integrate with it and might not do so correctly if you leave it open. Simply follow the installation instructions until the process is complete. You can now reopen your web browser. When you click on a PDF link, it will now open inside your browser window. You will notice a new toolbar at the top of the window. This is the Adobe Reader toolbar.

 

How do I get the best from PDF documents?

 

Using the Adobe Reader toolbar icons, you will be able to zoom in to enlarge small text and images. You can drag the page around to examine different parts of it. You can also click the print icon to send the document to your network printer. Most PDFs are optimized for printing, which means that you can very easily transfer them from the KPMG website to paper to be read at your leisure. Furthermore, by using the save icon, you can save the document on your computer to be read or printed at your leisure, so you don't have to revisit the web page where you found the original link.