User's Guide

Navigation

This report was designed to be accessed using a navigational tool that appears in the left hand frame of the browser window. The navigational tool controls the content of the body of the report that appears in the right hand frame of the window (see image). Except for the List of Figures and Data Files content of the right hand frame is stored in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or greater).

Selecting the link to a chapter or section heading in the left hand frame will cause the respective text to be loaded into the right hand frame.

Graphics

Graphics for figures in this report can be accessed either by scrolling to the bottom of the text in the right hand frame for each section or by selecting List of Figures from the navigation tool and clicking on a thumbnail (see image).

The thumbnail to the right of the figure caption provides a link to the figure image.

Selecting the thumbnail launches a new browser window (popup) containing a GIF image of the selected figure as well as links to a higher resolution GIF and a PDF version of the figure (see image below).

Graphics PopUp
Graphics are provided in three formats described below:
  • Low-resolution GIF: This format is used for online previewing. It minimizes file sizes to speed up image transfer times and allow the preview image to fit within the browser window with minimal scrolling required.
  • High-resolution (zoom) GIF: This format is suitable for high-quality online viewing or downloading for other uses (printing, inclusion in documents or presentations).
  • PDF: This format preserves the original layout of the graphic as developed for the printed page. These files can be downloaded and viewed and/or printed using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 6.0 or greater). File sizes are indicated in Megabytes (Mb), as these files may be fairly large and require significant download time on slower connections.
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Saving Images

To save low-resolution GIF image files to disk, load the desired image into the popup window by selecting a figure icon from one of the lists of figures. With the image file visible in the popup window right click on the image and select "Save Image As". To save a high-resolution GIF to disk load the low-resolution GIF image for the desired figure into the popup window and select the zoom option. After the high-resolution image loads right click on the image and select "Save Image As". To save the PDF version of an image to disk, load the low-resolution GIF image for the desired figure into the popup window and select the PDF option. Depending on how your browser is configured the image will either be loaded into a PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader) or a dialog box will be launched asking if the image should be opened or saved.

 
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