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This Web site contains a compilation of more than a thousand consumer finance  columns written by Tony Novak from the 1980s through 2006, updated and reformatted for maximum usefulness today.  New material was added after 2010.

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Adobe Acrobat Reader needed to open PDF files

originally posted: 5/4/2007  revised: 12/28/2010

Q: I only have MS Works on my computer, so I can not open any attachments, therefore, I could not open the info about health plans that I needed on the website.

A: Most of the insurance plan documents on the Web use a standard "PDF" document format. It is important for you to install a PDF reader on your computer. "Adobe Reader" is the most popular option. This is a fee download available at . You will find this program to be increasingly useful as you use your computer to find information about personal finances.

Most personal computer users should download and install the latest version of Adobe Reader.

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