The correct way to download PDF-files:
- Use the right mouse button to click on the link to the PDF-file
- in the dropdown menu select "Save link as ..."
- Specify a file name and click "Save"
Once more in more detail:
Please, click on the link by using the right mouse button and select "Save link as ..." from the dropdown menu. In the opening dialog box specify a file name and click on "Save". The file will now be saved to your harddrive and can be displayed. Please note that the menu only appears when you click right mouse button.
Most browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla) automatically open Adobe Acrobat Reader after clicking a link to a PDF-file on a webpage. Since PDF-files can easily reach the size of several megabytes it can take very long until they are displayed, and one can get the impression that the download doesn't work. Besides, the file will end up somewhere in a cache are temp file and not on a location of your harddrive which you can easily find later. By using the command "Save link as ..." you have full control over where the file is stored.
To display and print PDF-files you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader.