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 printed easily. 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.
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.
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 Web site 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.