RiverWare
Downloading the RiverWare PDF Help File System Colorado River
 How to Download the RiverWare PDF Help Files
 
The RiverWare Documentation files on the web page HERE are taken from the online help PDF files which are installed with the RiverWare executable. If you prefer to browse the help files on your local drive, please download the zip archive or download the gzipped tarball (either are 28 Mb) and expand it into the directory of your choice. The main menu portal is named RWmenu.pdf, and you should start by opening that file with your PDF viewer. If you require a Windows zip application, we have found that 7-zip is a good (and free) alternative which creates and opens archives that are compatible across platforms. 7-zip is available at http://7-zip.org/.
 Navigating the Help File System with a PDF Reader
 
When navigating with Adobe Reader, we have found that the "Previous View" and "Next View" buttons and shortcut keys are very useful, especially when navigating across many dat file with your PDF viewer. If you require a Windows zip application, we have found that 7-zip is a good (and free) alternative which creates and opens archives that are compatible across platforms.ifferent PDF files. We have set up the help system so that users view the pages through one window; that is, when you click on a link that takes you to another PDF file, the current file closes and the other opens in the same window. This keeps a user from ending up with hundreds of open windows on their desktop. Unfortunately, starting with Reader X and Acrobat X (i.e., version 10), Adobe has disabled these navigational aids (due to security concerns) when the previous view belongs to a closed PDF file.
 
If you wish to continue using these navigational aids, you have two alternatives:
1) Use the last version of Adobe Reader that allows the use of previous/next views with closed PDFs.
  This would be version 9.5 (for both XP and Window 7), and is currently available through Adobe HERE. Unfortunately, Adobe does not support having different versions of its Reader installed on the same computer, and such a configuration may cause problems. If you decide to use version 9.5, you will have to uninstall any other versions of Reader. However, you may have any combination of a version of Adobe Acrobat and a version of Adobe Reader on the same computer. That is, you may have Acrobat 11 (XI) and Reader 9.5 installed together.
     In Reader 9.4, the Previous/Next View mechanism is accessible by using the keystrokes Alt-<left arrow> and Alt-<right arrow>. A minor configuration change is necessary if you want the buttons on the toolbar. Click on Tools->Customize Toolbars. A window titled “More Tools” will open. Scroll down to the “Page Navigation Toolbar” section and toggle on the “Previous View” and “Next View” buttons. Click on “OK”. You will also need to modify the Updater, otherwise Reader may automatically update itself and you will have version X (10) rather than 9.4. Click on Edit-Preferences-Updater, and choose "Do not download or install updates automatically."
  2) Use an alternative, non-Adobe PDF reader that allows the use of previous/next views with closed PDFs.
    If you use a non-Adobe PDF reader, you will be able to install it on a system alongside any version of Adobe Reader, including version 10. We have found that Tracker Software makes an excellent free product called PDF-XChange Viewer, which may be downloaded HERE. PDF-XChange has a smaller footprint, is faster, and appears to have more features than Adobe Reader, including a 64-bit version for Windows XP/Vista/7.
     To set up this program to optimally use our help system, go to Preferences, and under "General," specify that the Documents Layout be Single rather than Multiple. Then you will be able to use the Alt keys with the arrows, or the Previous/Next View buttons on the toolbar, with closed PDFs.
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