How to download metadata
The Download a metadata item(s) as Word™ or PDF action and the Advanced options action are accessible from an onscreen metadata item view, a search results window and the My items page.
If you are downloading from any page other than an onscreen metadata item view page, you must first select the metadata item you wish to print by 'checking' the checkbox to the left of the metadata item name. A green tick in the box will indicate that the item is selected.
Important note: The file created during a Download metadata item(s) to Word action is an xml file which is readable in Microsoft Word 2003 or above. If you do not have Microsoft Word 2003, you can still view the output using the Microsoft XML viewer which is available as a free download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=19676b18-1bcd-4852-93ba-0b5a203ea731.
Important information on METeOR PDF downloads
The download to Portable Document Format (PDF) file enhances the accessibility of METeOR’s important content by providing an alternative to the WordprocessingML (Word) documents.
However the process used to generate PDF documents is not as sophisticated as the one used to generate WordprocessingML documents.
As a result, formatting differences exist between the PDF and Word outputs. Key differences are:
Work is underway to address these issues and to develop a better alternate download format.