Viewing and downloading Plain Talks in PDF format

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You can now view and download Plain Talks issues in PDF format. The files are large (6 MB to 25 MB) and depending on your internet connection speed will take from a few hours (dial up) to a minute or two (cable or fast DSL) to open or download.

If an issue is available as a PDF file, there will be a "PDF" link under the date of the issue on the pages showing four years of issues. View the PDF file by clicking on the "PDF" link under the desired issue date. When viewing the PDF file in your browser, use your browser Back button to return to the cover thumbnails page. If there is no link, the PDF is not available yet. We are working on getting all the issues we have converted to PDF.

The PDF files cannot be searched for text as they were created from images.

Install PDF Reader software if needed

The Chrome browser from Google has PDF viewing capabilities built in. For other browsers you must have software installed on your computer that can display PDF files. The PDF format is used extensively on the internet and you most likely have software installed now. Try it first before installing the software below. If you do not have it installed already, the software below is free and available for download. Two good options are:

View or Download the PDF file

You can view the PDF in your browser or download the PDF to your computer and view it from where your downloads are saved. To download the file, right-click on the PDF link and choose "Save Target as…" or "Save Link as…" or something similar depending on what browser you are using. If offered a chance, choose the location you want to save the file. Remember where you put it so you can find it later.

When viewing the PDF in your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome), you can hover the mouse cursor in the bottom part of the browser window to display a light gray, floating toolbar that will allow you to perform functions like save or print the file, and zoom in or out. In Internet Explorer or Firefox you can click on the symbol on the right hand end of the floating toolbar to display the normal toolbar for the PDF reader which gives you more options.