What is a PDF?

Documents are saved in PDF (portable document file) format when users are likely to want to print information and won't need to alter the document. Often the documents are copies of printed books or leaflets, that would otherwise be available by post.

They are provided on a website so you can get immediate access to the information. These files can either be read in your browser or downloaded to your computer.

Most documents on this website are in a PDF format. The example on the right of this page is a price list for Wirral's sports centres.

You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read a PDF file. If this software isn't already on your computer, you can download it automatically from the Adobe website. This software is free and reliable.

To download the software simply click on the 'Download Adobe Reader' link which will appear on the right-hand side of the page whenever a document is available to download.