Digital Archive Description

This Electronic Guide file (START.PDF) contains hypertext links to individual abstract files. Links are represented by colored text and clicking on the text activates the link.

Before you start browsing and using the information on this disc, you will need to install Adobe Reader®. This Electronic Guide was created using Adobe Acrobat® and is the latest version. In order to take full advantage of this CD-ROM, Adobe Reader® is the recommended version of Reader®. Adobe Reader® Version 6 is NOT recommended as it frequently results in the application closing unexpectedly.

For further information, please see the file README.TXT located on this disc.

Recommended Requirements

Please read the following information on recommended Operating System requirements for installing Reader®:

  • Intel Pentium processor
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home Edition (Service Pack 1 or 2), Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2), Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows Server 2003, or Windows NT (Service Pack 6 or 6a) (Any earlier version of Windows must use Reader® 5)
    • 128MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
    • Up to 90MB of available hard-disk space
  • Macintosh
  • PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 processor
  • Mac OS X v10.2.8, 10.3, or 10.4 (Reader 7® is available for OS X. Any other version of Mac OS must use Reader® 5 or 6)
    • 128MB of RAM (256MB recommended)
    • Up to 110MB of available hard-disk space
  • Linux
  • 32-bit Intel Pentium processor
  • Red Hat Linux AS 3.0 (2.4.21), 4.0 (2.6); Red Hat Linux ES 3.0 (2.4.21), 4.0 (2.6);
  • Red Hat Linux WS 3.0 (2.4.21), 4.0 (2.6);
  • Red Hat Linux Desktop; Red Hat Linux 9.0 (2.4.20-6); SUSE Enterprise Server 9X (2.6); SUSE Professional 9.2 (2.6.4); or
  • Novell Linux Desktop 9.x (2.6.4)
    • 256 MB of RAM (512 MB recommended)
    • Up to 125 MB of available hard-disk space

Installation files for Adobe Reader® 7 for Windows, Mac and Linux users are included on this disc in the folder named INSTALL. If you do not see your Operating System listed here, please go to and click on the “Get Adobe Reader” link to find the appropriate version.

Note to Mac Users
The Mac Preview program is not designed to handle a PDF file with
many pages such as this file. Adobe Reader® 7 is the recommended
version of Adobe Reader® to be used.
The file START.PDF will not auto-open on a Mac. Mac users must
double-click on START.PDF to open the Electronic Guide.

Note to Linux Users
The file START.PDF will not auto-open on Linux/UNIX systems. Linux/
UNIX users must double-click on START.PDF to open the Electronic

Search Indexes

Because this is an Adobe Acrobat®/Reader® Version 7 file, the following issues for Version 5 and Version 6 users may be encountered:

1. This Electronic Guide uses an Adobe Reader® Version 7 Search index to provide the full-text search functionality of this product. The Adobe Reader® Version 7 Search index is not compatible with Adobe Acrobat®/Reader® Version 5 and the message “The index associated with this document (MASTER7.PDX) is not available” will appear when the Electronic Guide launches and each time you return to the Electronic Guide after viewing a paper. An Adobe Reader® Version 5 Search index (MASTER5.PDX) is included on the disc and can be used for searching.To use the Adobe Reader® Version 5 Search index:
a) Click on the Search button in your toolbar.
b) Click on the Indexes… button in the Search Window.
c) Click on the Add button and browse to your CD-ROM
d) Highlight the file named MASTER5.PDX and click on the
     Open button
e) Click on the Okay button and it will return you to the
    Search Window and you will be able to conduct searches
   with the version 5 index.
2. Adobe Reader® Version 5 and Version 6 users may receive the message “This file may contain newer information than this viewer can support. Adobe            recommends you upgrade….There is a “Do not show this message again” box that can be checked to suppress the message.