Is it just me or is the Senate Report HARD TO ACCESS : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I do not like this PDH format or whatever it is. Why is the report so hard to access? Is it me. Am I doing something wrong. It will take me until 2000 just to get to read it.

-- Linda A. (, March 03, 1999


I've tried to do the plug-in thing several times and never succeeded in getting the thing to work. ANyone have any suggestions?

-- Technically-challenged Old Git (, March 03, 1999.

I'm not technically proficient in any way, and I have not yet tried to access the report, but I did take note of advice from Diane in a recent post regarding the report, If she doesn't mind me quoting her:

"BTW, increase your Adobe Acrobat S/W size and the browser size. The senate report's graphics intensive stuff kept hanging me up until I did that, then it worked fine!"

-- mabel (, March 03, 1999.

AHHHHHHHH,,,, I don't feel so bad. If appears I am in good campany.

-- Linda A. (, March 03, 1999.

PDFs can be a PITA (pain in the ars) sometimes...

Once you've dowloaded the Acrobat reader, the pdf files in question should pop up in your browser window, with the Acrobat reader running in the background.

If you're running off a slow modem during peak times, it takes a while. I visited the site around 8:00 am EST and had no problem accessing and printing the documents.

-- Tim (, March 03, 1999.

Download Acrobat Reader, it's really worth it. Most important government papers are in pdf formats, and when you print it it looks official with the specific office's seal.

http://www (Download page)

-- Chris (, March 03, 1999.

Linda and Old Git, we need more info on what you did/trying to do and your system set-up.

- have you downloaded and installed Acrobat Reader yet?

- what platform are you on? (Windows version, Mac?)

- what web browser type are you using and what version? (Explorer, Netscape?)

-- Chris (, March 03, 1999.


The EASY way is to grab a couple of disks, put the first 7 files on one disk and the rest on another, then you read it via Acrobat off line. LOTS faster!!!!

Just my NTBHO


-- Chuck, night driver (, March 03, 1999.

Put the individual Adobe PDF links here, for all 17 sections of the Senate Report. Slightly easier to download and print -- very time consuming!

(Remember to e the committee request a full-text format if youre so inclined). -- Diane


-- Diane J. Squire (, March 03, 1999.

Chuck --

When I have a .pdf file open on the screen, I can print it, move around at will, or select all or part of it. What I can't do is save it anywhere as a .pdf file or any other way.

Copying selected material (all or part) to a word-processing application loses any formatting, tables are gibberish, newspaper colums (as in this Senate report) are scrambled.

How do you put these things on disk? If you can put them on a floppy you must be able to put them on the hard disk just as easily.

-- Tom Carey (, March 03, 1999.

Tom, I tried this and it worked for me. Mileage and performance may vary on other machines and one's browser settings ;-)

In Win95, do a search for PDF files on your hard drive that were modified/created within the last few days. If the PDF files loaded in your browser, they may be residing in your windows\temp directory.

In the search results window, click on the PDF file. The Acrobat reader will activate, and the PDF file in question appears.

-- Tim (, March 03, 1999.

Tim! It worked! YOU DA MAN!!!

In your search, use *.PDF . However, I have my box set so when you shut down, the stuff in my temp directories is blown away. It may not work for everyone.

-- spirit (, March 03, 1999.

The easiest way is to go to Partway down this web page is a set of links to the entire Senate report in HTML format! Very easy access and reading. Thanks to Mr. Goodfellow (aptly named) for doing this, and to MaryR in Seattle for alerting me to his site.

-- Don Florence (, March 03, 1999.

Thank you Don. Looks legit from what I saw.


-- Chris (, March 03, 1999.

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