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What are Open PDFs?
Open PDFs are unlocked PDFs, which allow users to copy and paste text and certain images. The Typewriter Tool in Adobe Acrobat Reader has also been enabled, which allows you to type directly onto the page and can be saved on the PDF. (You may need to enable JavaScript in order to take full advantage of the Open PDF’s features.)

Do I need special software to view and use Open PDFs?
Yes - you need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader (Reader X), which can be downloaded for free here: Get Adobe Reader!

Are there any advantages to using a paid version of Adobe Acrobat?
If you are using a paid version of Adobe Acrobat, you can also rotate and extract pages and copy certain images or objects from an Open PDF file.

Can I copy all of the content from an Open PDF, including images and formatting?
Due to the nature of PDF files, not all images can be copied; text formatting will also be lost. Users can customize the text formatting by copying and pasting the text into a word processor (e.g. Microsoft Word), and then adding the desired formatting.

Do Open PDFs have copyrights?
Yes!! Open PDFs are subject to the same copyright laws as regular print versions of the page or print books: Reproduction of activities in any manner for use in the classroom and not for commercial sale is permissible. Reproduction of these materials (from the hard copy, eBook, or Open eBook) in whole or in part for an entire school or for a school system is strictly prohibited.”

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