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Portable Document Format (PDF) is the open de facto standard for electronic document distribution worldwide. Adobe PDF is a universal file format that preserves all of the fonts, formatting, colours, and graphics of any source document, regardless of the application and platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and printed exactly as intended by anyone with the free Adobe Acrobat Software.
This format has been employed due to the nature of the documents, and the requirement for preserving their integrity.
Accessing scanned Acrobat documents
Some Acrobat (PDF) documents on the SCAMwatch web site may be scanned images of hard copy documents submitted to the Commission. These files are not accessible to screen readers. If you need to access a document using a screen reader please contact the webteam on +61 2 6243 1153 or use our website feedback form (opens in new window) and we will convert the document to readable text for you.
If you are using special screen reading software you may need to convert PDF documents to web pages (HTML pages) or text (ASCII) files. Adobe provides a free service for converting PDF files to HTML or ASCII text which can then be read by many screen reading programs. Please note this will not work with PDFs, such as external submissions and a number of public register documents, that have been created from scanned documents. See the heading Accessing scanned Acrobat documents above for help with scanned PDFs.
To convert a PDF to HTML using the free Adobe service:
Click on the link and open the PDF you wish to convert.
WinZip is a data compression application. It stores data in a format that requires less space than usual. Compressing data is the same as packing data. Files archived for downloading are often stored in a compressed format to save storage space and speed download. Compressed Windows files usually end in .zip or .exe. Files with an .exe extension will decompress automatically, however all .zip files need to be decompressed manually.
This format may be employed due to the nature of some documents, and the requirement for preserving their integrity.