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Adobe Acrobat .pdf Q/A

If you have difficulty printing with Acrobat Reader, remember that the complete ride list is available and printable every month on our website at:
http://phillybikeclub.org/bcpdo/index.php/ride/calendar

A .pdf file is sent to your email address, and is also at the BCP Website. A .pdf file is a file that can be opened, viewed and printed by Adobe Acrobat(tm), a FREE program available for Mac and Windows.
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You can get it free from: Adobe

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Yes indeed. Adobe Acrobat is available for all computers and the .pdf is viewed the same as with Windows.

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First start up the Acrobat Reader program, then use it's FILE menu and select the open command. You will need to know which directory or folder the Quick Release .pdf file is in.

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Make certain that you have your mail program preferences set to handle attached files correctly. The file is encoded as text using a Base64 encoding. Most e-mail programs for Mac and Windows, if properly configured, will decode this automatically. If this is a problem, try downloading the file from the private website page using the your password and username. Web browsers are usually preconfigured to decode .pdf files properly.

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Laser printers with limited memory may have trouble printing the Quick Release in Adobe Acrobat format. Usually, memory or postscript problems will occur if you have an early laser printer or limited memory. Try turning grey scale printing off, try turning off all smoothing and special effects. Also try printing ONE PAGE AT A TIME or just a few pages at a time. Try printing just pages 1-3. Inkjet printers should have no problem printing the file. Additionally, many people find their computers have less problems using an OLDER version of Acrobat Reader, especially if your laser printer doesn't handle level II Postscript.You download the older version from this web site: ADOBE

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