TTi - Thurlby Thandar Instruments

  About PDF Files

 About PDF Files   (and HTML Pages) 

PDF (Adobe Portable Document Format) files
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 html pages.

 For a typical TTi product, detailed information will be available in three formats:

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 monochrome 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 Some existing data sheets may be out of date and no longer fully representative of the product.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.

 For products 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 Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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 extension" box. 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 Type". 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 PDF link should bring up a dialogue box giving you the option of viewing the file or saving it to disk. 

If not:
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.

Thurlby Thandar Instruments Limited
Glebe Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 7DR United Kingdom
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