are tips for finding and saving
PDF files from the Web.
lets you search for words or file extensions in a URL.
To find PDF files to use in class, type inurl:pdf, along with other
keywords. For example, the following illustrates how to find MLA Style Guides in
You can also use the advanced (Boolean) search feature found in search
engines. Type the name of the type of document you want, such as
“procedures” or “newsletters.” Also search for the keywords “PDF” or
the advanced (Boolean) search feature found in search engines. Type the name of the type of document you want, such as “procedures” or
“newsletters.” Also search for the keywords “PDF” or “Acrobat.”
- Go to
the Adobe Acrobat home page
to find PDF files about Acrobat, tutorials in PDF format, and case studies.
Electronic Publishing Research Group:
PDF Corner. It includes links
to numerous PDF pages featuring everything from PDF games to PDF guides.
- Visit PDFzone.com to view a showcase and
archive of good uses and users of PDF documents. This site contains samples from
Arts and Humanities, Business and Economy, Computers and Internet,
Education, Entertainment, Government, Health, News and Media, Recreation
and Sports, Reference, Science, and Society and Culture.
publishers have sample chapters or model documents to download. For example,
Documents Gallery is available at Bedford St. Martin's Web site. This
site also has sample
papers that use various documentation styles.
guides in PDF format are available from many libraries (e.g. Ohio
State) and writing centers.
provide their handouts in PDF format.
you find a PDF document on a Web site, here are a few tips:
To view the document, left-click
the link to the PDF file. You can
then save the file directly in Reader. In
Acrobat 5.0, you now have more options in how to view PDF files from the Web.
You can choose to display PDF files from the Web in the default browser or open
them offline in Acrobat. You can also choose how you want PDF files from the Web
to download: to download one page
at a time (the Fast Web view), to download an entire PDF before displaying it,
or to continue downloading once the first page displays (Background
download the file without viewing it, right-click the link to the
file. A popup menu will appear in Netscape and Internet Explorer. You can then
save the file to view later and continue to browse the Web as the file