How to View
and Download Documents
The APCD forms available for downloading are in three
different file formats: Adobe Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word for Windows,
or WordPerfect for DOS. Most of the forms are available in Adobe
Acrobat PDF, described below.
Adobe Acrobat PDF Format
The Adobe Acrobat PDF format allows you to view the
document and to save it so you can print it locally. In order to
view and print these files you must first download Adobe's Acrobat
reader and install it on your computer. The reader is absolutely
free and may be obtained by pointing your web browser to Adobe'
s Homepage at http://www.adobe.com.
Or, download your operating system's version of the
Acrobat reader now at http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html
Setting up the Acrobat reader is an easy task as it
does all the work for you. The following steps are typical of an
New Interactive Adobe Acrobat Files
Download the self-extracting acrobat reader (the
reader is available for most operating systems). You may need
to use "Save Next Link As..." or "Save to Disk"
functions of your Web browser. Approx. 7 minutes
Save the file to a temporary directory.
From "File Manager" or "Explorer"
run the self-extracting acrobat reader program and follow the
instructions of the setup program.
The program will be automatically installed and
set up for your browser. If your browser does not read the PDF
files, you may need to set up the program in your browser's
"Options" menu. For example, with Netscape use Options
| General Preferences | Helpers to set up a new PDF type.
Recently updated and new permit application forms
will be available online as interactive Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files.
These files allow the user to type information directly into the
form, and then print the form and save a hard copy for personal
records. If the the user has the full suite of Adobe Acrobat
programs (i.e. not just Acrobat Reader) these files can also be
saved on the computer system, for instructions on saving an interactive
pdf see the following document: Interactive
If you can't read the Word Files...
If you have downloaded Word files as instructed above,
unzipped them, and cannot read them, you can try to obtain a viewer
or converter from Microsoft.