As well as viewing the scanned newspaper images in GIF format, you have the option of viewing higher quality PDF images. For this you must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader installed. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader from the Historical Newspapers home page, from the Index Entries Selected page or the Screen View page.
What is the difference between 'Screen View' and the 'Print View' (PDF version)?
Screen View opens up a slightly lower resolution image to enable faster download times. Viewing images on the screen allows you to take advantage of the on-screen browsing functions that enable you to move to the previous/next column or to view a 'printer friendly' page.
Click on the Print view (PDF format) icon on the Index Entries Selected page or the Screen View page to launch Adobe Acrobat Reader in your browser window. The column loads at a higher resolution, which will allow you to view the column image in more detail and with more options (taking advantage of the Adobe toolbar).
Do I need special software installed?
You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view the PDF images. Click here to download the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
How does Adobe Acrobat work?
When you click the Print view icon Historical Newspapers will automatically launch the version of Adobe Acrobat you have installed on your computer and display the document in your browser window.
The Adobe Acrobat toolbar will be displayed at the top of this window, allowing you to print, save and zoom in and out of the document, as well as moving around the document by using the 'hand' tool. You can hold your mouse over each icon on the toolbar to display the explanatory tool-tip.
If you experience any problems either with the download or functionality of Adobe Acrobat, first ensure that you have the latest version of Acrobat Reader installed. Click here to see the current version and compare this to the properties of your current Reader.
You can do this by:
Click here to download the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
Alternatively visit the Adobe support knowledgebase or Adobe Acrobat Reader support section of their site for advice in answering any queries you may have.
Note: To ensure that Adobe Acrobat opens up in the browser window, you need to check the Web Browser Integration box in the Acrobat preferences: