About PDF files

PDF files provide consistent results when printed. We offer a PDF version of some documents on the AAFP Web sites so you can print a formatted copy.

To view and print PDF files, you must have AdobeĀ® ReaderĀ® installed on your computer. Most computers already have this software installed, if yours does not, you can download Adobe Reader free from the Adobe Web site. Click the "Get Adobe Reader" graphic below or visit http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.


  • If you have trouble installing or using Adobe Reader, please visit the Adobe Reader support page at http://www.adobe.com/support/products/acrreader.html.
  • If you have Adobe Reader installed, and you are having trouble displaying PDF documents in your Web browser, right-click on the link (control-click on a Mac), and save the file to your hard drive. Open the PDF file by double-clicking it.
  • Download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader. To get the latest version, click the "Get Adobe Reader" graphic above.
  • If you have Adobe Reader installed but still have trouble using a PDF file from this site, contact us. Provide specific details about the problem, including the file name, the name and version of the Web browser you are using, and the version of Adobe Reader you are using.

Adobe, Acrobat, and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Updated: 11/09