We have made the KPMG website as easy to use as possible. However, some features, such as the multimedia content, may be new to you. This page contains information to assist you with those features and to help you get the most from this website.

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.



    Frequently asked questions: Search

    The KPMG website is expanding all the time as new content is added. The most important information is given prominence on our pages. However, there is also a great deal of additional material which you can find through our search function


    How is information distributed across the KPMG website?

    The website is divided into sections, each of which is concerned with specific areas of our business. These are 'Who we are', 'What we do', 'Issues & insights' and 'Join us'. Within these sections, information is further divided. For example, within 'What we do' you will find 'Audit', 'Tax', 'Advisory' and 'Industry'. By navigating through these various parts of the site, you will find 'top level' information; that is, the material we judge to be most important and timely.

    How can I search for specific information?

    The KPMG website has an inbuilt search engine. In the upper right corner of each page you will find a search field. Write you keywords in this and click the button to search. If you are looking for a specific phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, if you search for structured finance derivatives the engine will look for any documents that contain any of those words anywhere within its text. However, if you search for “structured finance derivatives” (note the quotation marks), the search engine will only look for documents that contain all three words in that order.

    How should I choose search terms?

    Select words that are most relevant to the subject matter you are searching for. Try to be as specific as possible and use more than a single word if you can. Search engines are not case sensitive, so you don't need to bother with capitalizing, for example, proper names; the results will be the same whether you do or not. Common words, such as 'and', 'where', 'how' and 'if' are similarly ignored. So rather than typing how can I find the latest news about European tax legislation? you need only type latest news European tax legislation . In fact, because search results are ordered with the most recent material first, you would probably get the same outcome by simply typing European tax legislation into the search field.


    How to use RSS feeds

    RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides a fast and effective way of seeing when the KPMG website has added new content. These feeds are automatically updated, alerting you whenever new content is added



    What is RSS?

    RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. When you subscribe to an RSS feed you will get the latest headlines, summaries and links in one place, as soon as they are published. This means you don't have to constantly revisit the KPMG website to learn what's new.

    How do I use RSS feeds?

    You will need a news reader to check the feeds you subscribe to and let you view headlines and links to newly published content. See below for details of how to get a reader if you don't currently have one.

    • RSS feeds, on this site, are indicated by orange icons next to the title of a specific RSS feed.
    • Clicking the icon will take you to a page that describes the feed in greater detail. From there you can click a link to open the feed window. Copy and paste its URL into your newsreader to subscribe.
    • Some browsers including internet Explorer 7+, Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically support RSS and do not require you to paste the feed URL into a separate reader.
    • If you have difficulties subscribing to a feed, please refer to the instructions that come with your reader.
    • When new content is published, you can use the reader to scan headlines and click through to our web site to view the full version of the article or feature.

    How do I get a news reader?

    There are many different versions of newsreaders, some accessed using a browser and some which are downloadable applications. Deciding which one to use is a matter of personal choice. Different readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.

    Below is a list of popular readers that you may wish to use:

    • Windows: FeedDemon, Newz Crawler
    • MAC OS: NetNewWire
    • Web: Bloglines, NewsGator

    How do I unsubscribe from an RSS feed?

    Please refer to the instructions that come with your browser or newsreader if you would like to unsubscribe from an RSS feed.

    RSS feeds and podcasting:

    Terms of Use RSS feeds and podcasting are offered by KPMG International to individuals for private, non-commercial use.

    The RSS feed is a means by which KPMG International or KPMG member firms offer article headlines, descriptions and links in XML to individuals who use RSS readers or aggregators. A podcast is an audio program for which individuals can subscribe.

    KPMG International makes podcasts available to individuals for their own personal use. RSS and podcasting aggregators may incorporate the KPMG International feeds into their directories for the benefit of individuals using the aggregator. Any other use is prohibited, including copying, reproducing, republishing, uploading, posting, transmitting or distributing our feeds or podcasts in any way by any means.

    KPMG International reserves the right to discontinue our feeds and podcasts at any time. All content, imagery and logos that appear within the RSS feed and podcasts are owned by KPMG International and all rights are reserved.

    The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the interviewees and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of KPMG International or KPMG member firms. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity.