Should you find it necessary, you can download the tutorial
to a local hard disk and use it locally; however, there are some
The tutorial is setup for the Web and so many of the brown links are relative path URL's...they
will not work on a local hard disk. Some brown
links will work: The ones that simply load a pdf file;
it is the links that have a named destination that will
not work. All of the green links
Additionally, you will lose all messages that pop-up with
`funny messages.' All graphics are lost too.
These are natural limitations put on the system by the Acrobat
application. Loading a file works the same whether on the Web
or on a local system; jumping to a named destination in another
pdf file requires one set commands for the Web and an entirely
different set of commands for a local disk system. It is a bit
of a nuisance because the tutorial is available locally at The
University of Akron; consequently, I must recompile all files
twice, once for the web and again for a local disk system.
The tutorial is undergoing constant change; downloading the
tutorial immediately outdates it! What you see here is my `first
time through.' Over the next year, I'll re-read the entire tutorial,
re-write it, add new exercises and examples, more figures, better
explanations etc, etc, and, of course, etc.
The Web system works very well at The University of Akron---the
access time in my office is quite acceptable. Should you be interested,
I might consider allowing other universities mirror this
site, in this way the tutorial will be a greater pleasure (more
than it already is :--) ) to use.
Please contact me if you would like to mirror this site.