Hints to searching the DVDs
Copying photographs or illustrations
- Acrobat reader version 7 or 8 is recomended, (for customised proximity searching)
- Acrobat reader version 8 benifits by having a separate search window, but does not by default show you the search icon.
To put this back you need to click "Tools" then "Customize Toolbars..",
scroll down find the search icon, tick the box and then "OK"
- Ticking "Whole words only" dramatically speeds up searches, as does copying the DVDs to your hard drive.
There are several ways to copy a photograph or illustration into another program or document.
However the first thing you need to know is the PDF's are 200 dpi (dots per inch), and most computer screens are about 100dpi,
so you will need to magnify the PDF's 200% to see the full detail. Each new version of Acrobat Reader seems to work differently!
So I have notes on each version:
- Acrobat Reader v6 Use the "select" tool, this copies illustrations/photographs at full resolution.
- Acrobat Reader v7 Use the "select" tool, this copies illustrations/photographs at full resolution.
- Acrobat Reader v8 The "select" tool only copies text, use "Snapshot" tool instead, but first change the setting
within Adobe Reader as follows: edit-->preferences, then under "Categories" select "General", put a tick in the box beside
"Use fixed resolution for Snapshot tool image change to" and increase the value to 200 dpi
- Acrobat Reader v9 The "select" tool only copies text, and you can no longer change the resolution of the
Snapshot tool! Unless you can view the full illustration/photograph at 200%, using the "Snapshot" tool will provide a
version smaller than the original.