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TOPIC 2 MY VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (MYINSPIRE) 59 Any time you discover a site that you know you would want to return to, you can add a shortcut for that site to the „Favorites‰ folder. To return to a favourite site, you can select it from „Favorites‰. Here are the steps to use the „Favorites‰ folder: (i) Click the „Favorites‰ button on the standard buttons toolbar. (ii) Choose „Favorites‰ „Add to Favorites‰. The „Add a Favourite‰ dialog box will appear as in Figure 2.10. Figure 2.10: „Add a Favorites‰ dialog box (iii) Edit the „Favorites‰ name (keeping in mind that short names are easier to find on your „Favorites‰ bar or „Favorites‰ menu). (iv) Select the name of the folder in which the „Favorites‰ should reside (choose either „Create in‰ or „New Folder‰ if the folder you want does not exist yet). (v) However, if the „Create in‰ button is chosen, you can save in existing folders. (vi) If „New Folder‰ is selected, give a name to your folder. (vii) Click „Add‰ when the operation is completed. Copyright © Open University Malaysia (OUM)
TOPIC 2 MY VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT (MYINSPIRE) 60 2.2.6 Portable Document Format (PDF) What do you understand about PDF? To know more about PDF let us look at the following description: (a) Introduction There are many types of format of files in the websites such as MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, PDF, HTML and so on. As such, it is important to know how to navigate these files or documents. One of the most popular formats is the Portable Document Format (PDF). PDF was developed by Adobe Systems and was designed to exchange documents between computers and across computer platforms while maintaining file integrity. This means the content of the file cannot be easily changed. The file extension is .pdf and it has become a standard document format used for document exchange. Acrobat Reader is the viewer for reading .pdf files and has tools for file handling, navigation, viewing and basic tools for creating selections. (b) Adobe® Acrobat® Reader Knowing the Acrobat viewer environment and navigating a document in Acrobat viewer is a fundamental task. The more you know, the faster you can move around in Acrobat viewer. (c) Download and Installation of Acrobat Reader Adobe® Acrobat® Reader can be installed free of charge from the Adobe website at . (d) Navigating and Viewing PDF Documents If you have not yet used an Acrobat viewer, you will want to carefully look over the pages in this section to learn how you can navigate, view and search PDF documents. You can open a PDF file in Acrobat Reader (see Figures 2.11) or in the browser (and Figure 2.12). (i) Use the scroll bar on the right of the screen to read the Web pages.
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