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Software Required For This Web Site

The Prague 2003 Proceedings is designed as a web site which uses Adobe Acrobat for viewing the manuscripts presented at the conference.

This means that in order to view the web site, you must have a web browser installed (Netscape Navigator/Communicator or Microsoft Internet Explorer) and you must also have the FREE Adobe Acrobat viewer installed properly.

Help For Macintosh

In the development and testing of the Prague 2003 Proceedings web site, it has been discovered that Adobe Acrobat is often not properly installed on Macintosh computers. Therefore we have included the following two instruction guides from the Adobe web site:


Configuring Internet Explorer for Mac OS to Display PDF Files

This information originally found at: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/93f2.htm

If you have an Adobe Acrobat product (4.0 or later ) that displays PDF files, you can display PDF files in Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.x or 5 in one of two ways:

Using the PDFViewer Plug-in (Recommended For Prague 2003 Web Site)

The PDFViewer plug-in is included with Acrobat products (version 4.0 and later) that display PDF files. If you select a PDF file while the PDFViewer plug-in is installed, the file downloads to Internet Explorer's Temp folder, and then Internet Explorer uses the Acrobat product to display the file within its browser window.

To install the PDFViewer plug-in, move the PDFViewer file from the Adobe Acrobat [4.0 or 5.0] Web Browser Plug-in folder into the Internet Explorer: Plug-ins folder.

Note: Before you can use the plug-in, you need to make sure that Acrobat is deselected as a helper application in Internet Explorer.

To deselect Acrobat as a helper application in Internet Explorer 5:

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. Under Receiving Files in the scroll list, click File Helpers. (If necessary, click the triangle next to Receiving Files to expand the view.)
  3. In the File Helper Settings panel, select Portable Document Format, and then click Change.
  4. Choose View With Plug-in from the How To Handle pop-up menu.
  5. Select the PDFViewer plug-in file in the Plug-in name pop-up menu.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.
  7. Restart Internet Explorer.

To deselect Acrobat as a helper application in Internet Explorer 4.x:

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  2. Under Receiving Files, click File Helpers.
  3. In the File Helper Settings pane, select Portable Document Format, and then click Change.
  4. Choose View With Plug-in from the How To Handle pop-up menu; then click Browse.
  5. Select the PDFViewer plug-in file in the Internet Explorer: Plug-ins folder; then click Open. The name "PDFViewer" should appear next to "Plug-in name."
  6. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.
  7. Restart Internet Explorer.

Configuring Internet Explorer to Use Acrobat as a Helper Application

When you configure Internet Explorer to use Acrobat as a helper application, Internet Explorer starts your Acrobat product (4.0 or later) and then displays PDF files within the Acrobat product window.

To configure Internet Explorer 4.x or 5 to use Acrobat as a helper application:

  1. If the PDFViewer plug-in is installed, quit Internet Explorer, and then remove the PDFViewer plug-in from the Internet Explorer: Plug-ins folder.
  2. Start Internet Explorer.
  3. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  4. Under Receiving Files, click File Helpers.
  5. In the File Helper Settings pane, select Portable Document Format and then click Change. If Portable Document Format isn't listed, click Add; then proceed with these steps.
  6. Type "PDF " in the File Type text box. Make sure to include a space after the "F".
  7. Type "CARO" in the Creator text box.
  8. Select Binary, Use For Incoming, and Use For Outgoing in the Encoding section.
  9. Choose an option from the Download Destination pop-up menu.
  10. Choose View With Application from the How to Handle pop-up menu.
  11. If the Acrobat product's name doesn't appear next to "Application", click Browse; then select the product's application file, and click Open.
  12. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.
  13. Restart Internet Explorer.

Downloading a PDF File to Your Hard Disk

You can download a PDF file to your hard disk, rather than opening it from within Internet Explorer. After you download a PDF file to your hard disk, you can copy text, distribute the file, or save the file to another disk.

To download a PDF file from a link:

  1. Click and hold down the mouse on the link to a PDF file; then choose Download Link To Disk from the pop-up menu.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, select a location on your hard disk; then click Save.

To download a PDF file from the PDFViewer plug-in:

  1. Click the Save button (the disk icon on the toolbar).
  2. In the dialog box that appears, specify a filename and location, and click Save.


Configuring Netscape Navigator/Communicator for Mac OS to Display PDF Files

This information originally found at: http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/8d56.htm

What's Covered

You can display PDF files within Netscape Navigator 2.x or later using Adobe Acrobat's PDFViewer plug-in, or by using an Acrobat 3.0 or later viewer as a helper application. When you use the PDFViewer plug-in, Navigator displays PDF files within its browser window. When Navigator uses an Acrobat viewer as a helper application, PDF files appear in the Acrobat viewer window outside of the browser window.

Adobe recommends you use Navigator 3.0 or later, which supports Acrobat 3.0 and later features such as byteserving (page-at-a-time downloading) and online form submission.

Using the PDFViewer Plug-In (Recommended For Prague 2003 Web Site)

When you install an Acrobat viewer on a computer that has Navigator 2.x or 3.x installed, the Acrobat installer automatically copies the PDFViewer plug-in file into the Netscape Navigator:Plug-ins folder. When you're using Navigator 4.x, which is included with Netscape Communicator, the Acrobat installer places the PDFViewer plug-in file into the Acrobat:Web Browser Plug-in folder. You'll need to move the PDFViewer plug-in file from the Acrobat:Web Browser Plug-in folder into the Netscape Navigator:Plug-ins or Netscape Communicator:Plug-ins folder.

If you select a PDF file in the browser while the plug-in is installed, the file will download to Navigator's Temp folder, and then Navigator will use your Acrobat viewer to display the file within the browser window.

If a PDF file you select does not display within the browser window, do one or more of the following:

Configuring Navigator 2.x or 3.x to Use Acrobat as a Helper Application

When you configure Navigator 2.x or 3.x to use your Acrobat viewer as a helper application, Navigator starts your Acrobat viewer, then displays PDF files in the Acrobat viewer window.

To configure Navigator 3.x to use Acrobat as a helper application:

  1. If the PDFViewer plug-in is installed, quit Navigator and remove the PDFViewer plug-in from the Netscape Navigator:Plug-ins or Netscape Communicator:Plug-ins folder.
  2. Start Navigator.
  3. Choose Options > General Preferences.
  4. In the Preferences dialog box, click the Helpers tab.
  5. Do either of the following:
    • If "Portable Document Format" is listed in the Description section, select it, click Edit, and then go to step 9.
    • If "Portable Document Format" is not listed, click New, and then go to step 6.
  6. Type "Portable Document Format" in the Description text box.
  7. Type "application/pdf" in the MIME Type text box.
  8. Type "pdf" in the Suffixes text box.
  9. Select Application in the Handled By section.
  10. Click Browse.
  11. Locate and select your Acrobat viewer's application file, then click Open.
  12. Choose PDF from the File Type pop-up menu, then click OK.
  13. Restart Navigator.

To configure Navigator 2.x to use Acrobat as a helper application:

  1. If the PDFViewer plug-in is installed, quit Navigator and remove the PDFViewer plug-in from the Netscape Navigator:Plug-ins or Netscape Communicator:Plug-ins folder.
  2. Start Navigator.
  3. Choose Options > General Preferences, then select Helpers.
  4. Do either of the following:
    • If "Portable Document Format" is listed in the Description section, select it and click Edit and then go to step 8.
    • If "Portable Document Format" is not listed, click New.
  5. Type "application" in the MIME Type text box.
  6. Type "pdf" in the MIME Subtype text box, then click OK.
  7. Type "pdf" in the Extensions: text box.
  8. Click Browse.
  9. Locate and select your Acrobat viewer's application file, then click Open.
  10. Choose "PDF" from the File Type pop-up menu.
  11. Click Launch Application, then click OK.
  12. Choose Options > Save Options.
  13. Restart Navigator.

Configuring Navigator 4.x to Use Acrobat as a Helper Application

After you've moved the PDFViewer plug-in file from the Acrobat:Web Browser Plug-in folder into the Netscape Navigator:Plug-ins folder or Netscape Communicator:Plug-ins, Navigator 4.x automatically uses the plug-in to display PDF files. When you configure Navigator, you can specify whether it will continue to use the PDFViewer plug-in or use Acrobat as a helper application.

To configure Navigator 4.x to use the PDFViewer plug-in or use Acrobat as a helper application:

  1. If you haven't already moved the PDFViewer plug-in from the Acrobat:Web Browser Plug-in folder into the Netscape Navigator:Plug-ins or Netscape Communicator:Plug-ins folder, quit Navigator 4.x and then move the plug-in.
  2. Start Navigator.
  3. Choose Edit > Preferences.
  4. In the left pane, select Navigator, then select Applications.
  5. Click New.
  6. Select "Portable Document Format" in the Applications list, then click Edit.
  7. The Edit Type dialog box should list PDFViewer as the plug-in in the Handled By section. It also lists the Description as "Portable Document Format", the MIME Type as "application/pdf", and the Suffixes as "pdf." If you want to continue using the PDFViewer plug-in, click OK, then move to step 10. If you want to use Acrobat as a helper application, select the Application radio button, then click Choose.
  8. Locate your Acrobat viewer's application file on your hard drive, then click Open.
  9. Choose PDF from the File Type pop-up menu.
  10. Click OK to close the Edit Type dialog box.

If you want to switch between using the PDFViewer plug-in and using Acrobat as a helper application, you can select either the Plug-in radio button or the Application radio button in the Edit Type dialog box.

Downloading a PDF File to Your Hard Drive

After you download a PDF file to your hard drive, you can copy text, distribute the file, or save the file to a disk.

To download a PDF file from a link:

  1. Position the mouse cursor on the link to a PDF file, hold the mouse button down, then choose Save This Link As from the pop-up menu.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, select a location on your hard disk, then click Save.

To download an open PDF file:

  1. Choose File > Save As.
  2. In the Save As dialog box, select a location on your hard disk, then click Save.


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