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How to Download Files and Logos

How to Download Files and Logos

Below, find instructions for downloading resources, including:

Downloading PDF Files

To download and view a document, you must have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. If prompted to save the file or pick an application, choose Acrobat Reader as the program to open the file. Please note that publications will save as a PDF file, and may take time to download depending on the speed of your modem.

Choose one of the links below to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader:

PLEASE NOTE: If you save the file to your hard drive without opening it in Adobe Acrobat Reader first, the file may lose formatting information. If you have trouble downloading files, you may need to reconfigure your browser to view PDFs. For system requirements and technical assistance, please visit the Adobe Reader Help and Support page.

After you download the installer you should place the Acrobat folder in a safe place for future use. Then, open the Acrobat folder and read all the instructions for using the Reader and browser plug-ins.

If you use a Netscape browser, you should move the plug-in to your Netscape browser plug-ins folder. With the browser plug-in in place, you will be able to view pdf files right from your browser window.

Downloading Logos and Graphic Files

Which file format do you need?

Logos may be downloaded in several different formats. Depending on the settings for your browser, you may not be able to open certain image types.  To directly download an image to your local PC, place your mouse on the word download associated with the logo and click on the RIGHT mouse button and choose SAVE TARGET AS.  Then simply navigate to the location on your local machine where you want to save the image and save the image.  However, please note that because of space limitations, downloading times and other technical issues, it is impossible to offer logos in the variety of formats and sizes to meet all requests.

  • The EPS file format is the sharpest file format available and stays clean when resized. EPS requires software such as Adobe Illustrator or Macromedia Freehand. If using EPS based software with plans to resize the image, EPS is the recommended method of download. This format works well for large items such as banners and posters.  Please note that on some PCs when you attempt to download the image, the file extension may drop off the letter "e" from eps.  Make sure when you download the an eps image on a PC that the file extension has a .eps extension. 
  • The GIF file format is used extensively for World Wide Web graphics because it is a compressed file and doesn't take as long to download. The GIF images on the Lions Web site all have transparent backgrounds so that they can easily be added to documents or Powerpoint presentations.  GIF files are a "lossless" format that is ideal for graphics and will not degrade in quality after resaving.
  • The TIF file format is the most common file format that will not lose quality after resaving. The TIF file format works well with page layout software such as Quark XPress, Adobe Pagemaker and Corel Draw.

How to Download Logos/Graphic Files 

  1. Click on EPS (or GIF or TIF, depending on which format you want).
  2. A window titled "File Download" will appear prompting you to either "Run this Program from its Current Location" or "Save Program to Disk." Check "Save Program to Disk" and click "OK."
  3. A window titled "Save As" will appear. In the "Save In" field, choose where you would want to save this file. Please note location of saved file for reference in Step 5. In the "File Name" field, an automatic file name will appear. If desired, another name may be entered. Choose "Save."
  4. A window titled "Download Complete" will appear. Choose "Open."
  5. Once the logo has been saved in the folder that was chosen in Step 3, open the file using the program that you normally use to access files of that particular type.  (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.).  Simply go to "File" and "Open" and navigate to the location you chose during Step 3.

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