The Future of the Global Church

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1. Many items in the PDF are hyperlinked: table of contents entries to their corresponding sections, footnote numbers to the corresponding footnotes, footnotes back to the corresponding number, web URLs to the corresponding web page, etc. Most hyperlinks in the main text do not appear underlined or in a different color; in Adobe Reader for Windows and Mac, these hyperlinks can be recognized by the mouse pointer turning into a pointing finger when you hover over a link. Mechanisms for activating links vary on other devices; some PDF reader applications on portable devices do not support links at all.

 

2. The Table of Contents is available as PDF bookmarks. In Adobe Reader for Windows and Mac, these appear as a sidebar on the left side of the screen after clicking the Bookmarks icon. Mechanisms for accessing bookmarks vary on portable devices; PDF bookmarks are frequently called something else in order to avoid confusion with bookmarks created by the user. Look in your menus or help for words like "Table of Contents", "Go to", "Chapter", "Place", etc.


3. If your device's current PDF reader supports neither links nor bookmarks, but does allow downloadable "apps", consider using a different PDF reader app that supports one or both of these features. On devices such as the Amazon Kindle that support neither links nor PDF bookmarks and do have provision for an alternate PDF reader, you may find that doing a text search for a chapter heading or going to a page number provide an alternate ways of navigating to specific sections of the book.


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