How Do I View A PDF?
What is a plug-in? A plug-in is a small piece of software that provides added functionality to another (usually larger) piece of software. The plug-in is usually created by a company using its own proprietary technology. This company produces the plug-in to provide a specific feature. One common use of plug-in technology is software that provides added functions to web browsers. Without the special plug-in, the browser would not be able to provide features available and required by some web sites.
PDF is a format created by the Adobe company and can be read by the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. The advantage of PDF is that specially formatted documents, like a newspaper, can be viewed the way it was originally designed with the proper font type and pictures. By downloading and installing the PDF plug-in, your web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape/Mozilla, etc.) will have the ability to view PDF documents. Many brochures and manuals on the Internet are often available in PDF format.