*Adobe's PDF or Portable Document Format is a compact format designed for Internet transmission of documents displaying both high quality graphics and text in virtually any layout. What this means to you is that the Undercurrent articles that you see here will look virtually identical to how they appeared in the issue, though their file size (kilobytes) is relatively small.
Viewing PDF files requires Adobe Acrobat® Reader version 2.0 or higher, which is already part of many currently-distributed web browsers. If Acrobat Reader has not been installed on your system, it's easy to do, and the software is free!
To determine if you already have Acrobat® Reader, try viewing this PDF file and see if (1) the file magically appears, or (2) you are prompted to select "Adobe Acrobat Reader" from a list of registered applications (the application may appear inside a folder labeled "Acrobat 3" or something similar), after which you should be able to view the file. If you're successful with either of these options, you're all set to view the Undercurrent Online PDF files. If not, follow this link to download and install Adobe Acrobat Reader. Adobe's download page includes detailed instructions for installing Acrobat Reader once you've downloaded it.
Viewing the first PDF file you select after logging onto Undercurrent Online will require longer than subsequent PDF files because it takes a few moments for the Acrobat Reader application to begin running.If you want to view more than one PDF file, subsequent files will open much more quickly if you'll leave the Acrobat Reader application running between files.
If you'd like to know more about the PDF format, there's more information available on using PDF within Undercurrent Online.