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I have found a link to an Acrobat PDF document I want to read but my computer hangs when I click on the link. What should I do?

We recommend in this situation, rather than use the Acrobat "plug in" in the web browser, you use a separate Acrobat reader. To do this

  • right-click / command-click on the link to the PDF and select Save link as...  in order to download PDF file to your computer
  • Open the local copy of the file using Acrobat

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Created by Peter Croyden on 22 November 2001 and last updated by Claire Craig on 23 June 2015