Using this Site
The Supreme Court of Victoria site is optimised for Internet Explorer (version 5 or higher), Opera (version 6 or higher), or Netscape Navigator (version 6 or higher) and Firefox. A screen resolution of at least 1024 x 768 pixels, and at least 256 colour setting will ensure optimum viewing results. The main colours used throughout this site (utility bar; title bar, menus) are Web Safety Colour palette colours. If you need to increase or decrease the viewing font size of this site, you can do this through your browser's settings or with the font size switcher under the main navigation.
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Because everyone browses the Web according to personal preference, our site provides a variety of pathways to find the information you seek.
The home page presents a collapsible menu on the left hand side. Clicking on a particular item in the menu enables you to "drill down" even further, into a second level, and if relevant, a third level category of related pages and information.
It should be noted that the menus and links provide a representative set of the most commonly used links for the Supreme Court Web. If you need a complete listing of all pages currently published on this site, you can do so by clicking on the Site Map link located at the top of every page on this site (see Utility Bar - Linksbelow).
To make searching easier, there is a SEARCH link located at the top of every page on this site. This search queries the Supreme Court of Victoria Web Site database, as well as all associated document attachments (ie, PDF documents).
Utility Bar - Links
At the top of every page (excluding the home page of this site), there is a number of links to assist with navigation and assistance with this site:
Legal and Privacy Information
At the bottom of every page of the Supreme Court website are links to copyright and privacy information as well as a disclaimer.
Publications on the Supreme Court Web Site
Documents on this site are provided in Portable Document Format.
To open PDF documents, you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe web site.
What is a PDF file?
A Portable Document Format (pdf) file is a self-contained cross-platform document. In plain language, it is a file that will look the same on the screen and in print, regardless of what kind of computer or printer someone is using and regardless of what software package was originally used to create it.
Although they contain the complete formatting of the original document, including fonts and images, PDF files are highly compressed, allowing complex information to be downloaded efficiently.
How to View PDF Files
Once the Acrobat Reader software is properly installed, you just need to click on a link to a .pdf file and it will be loaded for viewing on your computer.
How to Print PDF Files
When printing Adobe Acrobat PDF files from within your web browser, do NOT use the web browser print facility. Instead, use the print button at the left end of the special Adobe Acrobat tool bar, which appears immediately above the viewing window. See illustration below for location of this print button.
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