Downloading standards (from BSOL)

Posted: Tue, 12th Apr 2022

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Standards from the British Standards Online database (BSOL) are downloaded in a secured pdf format to prevent their unlicensed use and distribution.  As a result, they cannot be opened in a web browser like most pdfs.  If you want to download standards from BSOL, you will need to use Adobe Reader together with the FileOpen plug-in to open the downloaded files.  BSI offer this guidance.

Both Adobe Reader and the FileOpen plug-in may be downloaded for free from their respective websites or through AppsAnywhere.

If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.



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