PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format)
are a convenient way of placing printed
documents and highly formatted material onto the Web.
Complex documents can be displayed without the restrictions of standard
For a typical TTi product, detailed information will be available in three
1. Specification and Description Page (HTML) - This is a standard web page which will contain
a colour illustration along with the product description and specifications in plain text. It will normally load
quickly and will be easy to
browse on screen. It is not ideal for printing, however, as it is
not particularly compact.
2. Simple PDF Data Sheet - This is a black & white A4 page
(sometimes 2 pages) containing a product line drawing or monochrome
photograph, some text description and the technical
specifications in PDF format. It is good for both browsing and
printing. Typical file sizes are less than 100KB which results in
a fast download.
N.B. TTi is no longer producing a black and white data sheet
for new products. Some existing data sheets may be out of date and no
longer fully representative of the product.
3. Full PDF Brochure - This is a PDF version of the full colour
brochure containing between two and eight A4 pages. It is good for
browsing and for printing using a colour printer (although photographs
may be at fairly low resolution). Typical file sizes
are between 100KB and 1MB resulting in longer download times,
though this should not be a problem with a Broadband connection.
from Other Manufacturers:
TTi attempts to provide large amounts of technical
information on standard web pages.
PDF files of the manufacturer's
own data sheets and brochures are also made available.
To view or print a PDF file you will need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on
your computer. Most computers will already have this installed. If not, you can download a copy now:
Go to Adobe Website for
Setting up your Browser to
View PDF files
Most browsers (Level 4 and above)
will already be configured to automatically open PDF files.
For older browsers that are not already set up, follow the instructions below:
Microsoft Explorer 3 or 4:
Select View - Options. Select the Programs tab and under Viewers click File Types.
If Adobe Acrobat is not in the list of registered file types, click New Type and add it in
the "Description of type" dialog box with PDF in the "Associated
Under Actions click New; in the "Action" dialog box type OPEN, and in the
"Application used .." box browse to or type the path of the .exe file for the
Acrobat Reader (e.g. c:\Acrobat3\Reader\AcroRd32.exe).
Click OK and Close.
Netscape Navigator 4:
Select Edit - Preferences. Select Navigator - Applications. If there is no listing of
"Adobe Acrobat File" or "AcroRd32 File" or anything else with a PDF extension, click " New
In the "Description of type" box type "Adobe Acrobat File",
In the "File Extensions" box type PDF,
In the "Mime Type" box type application/pdf. In the "Application
to use" box, type the path of (or browse to) the .exe file for the Acrobat Reader (e.g.
c:\Acrobat3\Reader\AcroRd32.exe). Click OK.
Saving PDFs as Files on your computer
(for viewing or printing later)
Depending upon the configuration of your browser, clicking a
should bring up a dialogue box giving you the option of viewing the file or
saving it to disk.
Right Click the Link and select "Save Target As" (Microsoft Explorer)
or "Save Link As" (Netscape Navigator) then choose or create a suitable directory to save file into.