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Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) is the standard for electronic document distribution worldwide. To read articles in the Adobe PDF format, you must install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software on your computer. You most likely have it already installed, but if not, you can download Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking here.
The ASX is changing its company announcement rules so that by July 1 2003 all companies must publish their announcements as native PDF files. This will share many of the benefits of the image format and the text format, without their individual drawbacks:
The ASX is currently in the process of restructuring their news services. This means that our news products and pricing will be changing over the next few months.
A summary of changes is as follows:
Users who used to get access to live fax images (IDS) will now get access to live PDF articles. Other users that were on delayed text will now get access to delayed PDF articles. See our pricing plan page for more details.
Yes, users with access to live articles can view a report of the live articles they have viewed. From the news headlines page, click on the live article counter (located at the top-right corner of the headlines table). This will bring up a detailed report of the articles you have viewed this month so far.
The ASX are discontinuing the text and fax based services in favour of a more complete and detailed report to the market using the PDF format. Unfortunately we will not be able to continue to offer these older services. However, historical text and fax articles will still be available to live-PDF plans. And historical text to everyone else.
Announcements are sent in two forms:
The non-native PDF files will always be black and white, as they are scanned by a black and white scanner. Native PDF files on the other hand are created by the listed company, in the colours that were intended for the document. Native PDF files are not always in colour. After 1st July 2003, all articles will be native PDFs
The previous (fax) version of the company announcements required you to view articles one page at a time. The new PDF articles download entirely in one go. This allows you to print and save the entire article easily, but may take longer to download. Native PDF documents will download much faster than those PDF documents that have been converted from scanned faxes, so after July 1st, all announcments will download mush faster.