Supplemental Sections

One of the many advantages of the site is the ability to view applications., checklists, amendments, maps, charts, and tables as produced by the municipality.

In order to protect the integrity of all town specific documents, we have provided the documents in a WYSWYG graphic format.  These documents are referred to as Supplemental Sections.

The Document Index on the TownNotes page contains the essential documents relating to land use development including

      o Ordinance
      o Applications and Instructions
      o Check Lists
      o Zoning Maps, Etc.

The ordinance document will always be referred to as the "ordinance".  The remaining documents on the list are the supplemental documents which may have varying names and can be viewed in one of two formats:

    A.  As a graphic file (JPEG or GIF)
    B.  As an Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format)

The size, format, and nature of ordinances vary between towns.  The types and number of Supplemental Sections also varies between municipalities.  All supplemental documents can be viewed online or saved to your hard drive, printed and used as working copies.

PDF Files
Documents that are of poor quality and do not OCR well are prepared and posted to the site as an Adobe Portable Document Format or PDF.  Documents that are more suited to graphic files such as check lists, applications, and maps, etc. are posted as a PDF to ensure that the format of the document is not altered.

To view a PDF file, you must have a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.0+.  If you have Adobe Reader but are unsure of the version number, you can verify your version by opening Adobe Reader from your program files, select Help, and then click on About.  A window will appear providing the version and release number of the Adobe Reader you are using.  If you are experiencing difficulties, and you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, try typing "download Acrobat Reader" into your favorite search engine. It's free!

The Adobe Reader will automatically launch when you select a document or file that is a PDF file.

The Adobe Reader will maximize itself within the website frame providing navigational tools just beneath the menu bar.

The Adobe Reader will allow you to search and navigate through the document by following the command buttons on the Adobe Reader utilities bar. If you are having problems getting acrobat reader to run click here

The tools from left to right permit you to:

· Save
· Print
· Show/Hide Navigational Plane
· Pan (with Hand Tool)
· Zoom with the Magnifying Glass
· Select Text
· Move to the First, Previous, Next, or Last Page
· Jump Back to Previous View
· Display image Actual Size, Fit in Window, or Fit to Width
· Find/Search

To move between sections of the Ordinance, simply click on the desired section located in the Bookmarks text index on the left side of the screen or select individual pages by double clicking on the Thumbnails index view.

To navigate through the document from the main page, simply scroll  through the document using the scroll bar on the far right of the frame or by selecting the next or previous page icons from the Adobe Reader toolbar.

Viewing Supplemental Section Image Files
Supplemental Sections not provided as a PDF file are posted as a JPEG or GIF file format.

When selecting a supplemental section that is in a JPEG/GIF format, a second screen will appear listing documents in a numerical sequence.

Double click on the first document and the browser will automatically begin to load the image viewer from within the browser.  Wait until the download is complete and then pan, zoom, print or save the image file using Internet browser specific utilities.

Internet Explorer (IE) versions 4.0 and 5.0  utilize a plug-in called Powertoys from Microsoft that will allow you to zoom in and out as well.  Be advised that does not support or guarantee software and any installation is at your own risk.

To Print any file from, simply go to the file, section, chapter, graphic, or part of the ordinance you wish to print and use the built-in print function of your Internet browser to print to your printer.

It is important to note that printing from your Internet browser from the World Wide Web is different from printing from desktop applications.  Pages, graphics, and layout will print differently than they appear on the World Wide Web.  It is recommended that you practice printing several types of documents and web pages from the World Wide Web to familiarize yourself with differences between web pages and application pages.

Notes on Adobe's Acrobat Reader(how and why, to uninstall Adobe Acrobat Reader)

1. Acrobat reader will not run if you are using version 3.01 or lower. Any version below 4.0 will not display the annotations to the PDF files properly it is recommended that you use Acrobat version 4 or higher.
2. When upgrading it is important to remove the older version of adobe acrobat reader, otherwise the newer version will not work.
To do this.
a. Click Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Add/Remove Programs --> scroll down the list until you find Adobe Acrobat. If you have two versions installed you will need to remove them both.
b. Select Adobe Acrobat and click the Add/Remove button.
c. If the program asks to remove any shared files, select NO.
d. If Acrobat appears two or more times in the installed software window, you must repeat these steps for each instance.
e. After complete removal of these programs, reboot the computer and install the new version of adobe acrobat.

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