Using and Viewing This Web Site


This page contains information and guidance to help visitors when using this site.

We are continually working to improve the accessibility and usability of our content but if you are experiencing any difficulties downloading files or accessing a particular page please contact the webmaster for assistance.


Page Contents: printing saving pages  saving documents  file formats  screen display  browser



Printing pages

Any page can be printed from this site by selecting 'File' and then 'Print' from the menu option. If you have trouble printing pages from within Acrobat Reader then visit Adobe's Acrobat Technical Guides.

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Saving pages

Any page can be saved from this site to your local drive. Select 'File' and then then 'Save' from the menu option. If you want to save articles, please refer to the following section.

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Saving documents

Our articles and some other documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF) or MS Word format. Depending on your browser setup, clicking on the link may open the document in the browser window or in a separate window. With large files, a delay can give the impression that the document is not downloading.

Once you see the document, you can save it by clicking on the floppy-disk symbol in the toolbar, or by clicking 'File' and then 'Save'. In some versions of the Acrobat Reader, only the former way (clicking the floppy-disk symbol) works.

If you prefer to save the document directly to your hard drive: PC users - right-click on the link, and then select the 'save' option.
Apple Mac users - point to the link and hold down the mouse button, and then select the save option.

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File Formats

HyperText Mark-up Language (HTML) is the basic file format used on the Internet. This page is in HTML format. It is our policy to make as much information as possible in this format. Some times, for technical reasons, some data may be made available in the following alternative formats:

DOC is the file type for documents created using Microsoft WORD. This is a widely used word processing package. Microsoft Word documents (.doc) can be opened by many, but not all word processing programs. If you are unable to open a document it could be that you do not have the appropriate software in which case you may download a viewer from the Microsoft site for free if you are a PC user.

Articles and all files marked 'print version' on this website are saved in Portable Document Format (PDF). Files saved in this format appear exactly the same way on every computer, which is not the case with files in HTML. This is why we use the PDF format for our articles. 

PDF files can be opened on PC and Macintosh computers. To read them you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is installed on most computers.  If you don't have Acrobat Reader, you can download it free of charge from the Adobe website.

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If your screen reader software (for example an audio-enabled web browser) is not compatible with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe provide a free online tool which converts the content of PDF files to a format which can be understood by most screen reader applications. For more information, and full details of how to use this tool, visit the Adobe online tools page.

Viewers with visual difficulties may find it useful to investigate other services provided by Adobe to improve the accessibility of Adobe Acrobat documents. The Adobe accessibility page on their site gives further explanation.

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Screen display

This website is designed to display best with your monitor set at screen resolution 800 x 600 pixels, but will generally display without difficulty at 640 x 480 pixels.

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Browser upgrades

EPER endeavours to make its website compatible with all browsers. However, if you are using an older browser (a level 3.0 browser for instance), you may see inconsistencies in the presentation of pages.
It may help you to download a newer version of a browser to improve your general Internet experience.
The following are available to download for free:


      Microsoft Internet Explorer

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Last Update: 08 May 2006 - Webmaster: Sebastian Dullien