File Download Instructions

New Paths…New Choices is available for download in three formats:

  • Interactive PDF
  • Interactive HTML
  • Text Only PDF

The following are instructions to assist you with your download.  Please keep in mind that the age of your software and operating system have a dramatic impact on your download success.  Older systems and software versions can delay or prohibit downloads.

Most systems will require you to have the latest versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and/or Flash to access all aspects of the eBook in PDF format.

For PC and MAC Users Downloading the eBook in PDF or Text Only Version

Download free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader

To use a PDF file, a reader program must be installed on your machine to display, print, and navigate through the Portable Document Format file. An Adobe® Acrobat® Reader plug-in is available for most of the popular web browsers, enabling the browser to use and display PDF files inline one page at a time, while the document is still downloading.

After you’ve installed the Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, do the following to view a PDF file:

  1. Access a Web page with a link to a PDF file (the link typically says “.pdf”).
  2. Click on the PDF file link. Your browser will then automatically launch the Adobe Acrobat reader with the PDF file inside the reader.
  3. When you are done viewing the PDF file, simply click on your browser’s Back button to return the page that had the PDF link.

Or, you can do the following to save, and later view, a PDF file to your computer:

  1. Place the mouse cursor over a PDF file link, then click your right mouse button. A small menu will appear.
  2. Select “Save Link As” from the menu. A location box appears.
  3. Save the PDF file to a location you can remember. You can also save it is your Desktop.
  4. Next time you want to view the file, launch the Acrobat Reader.
  5. On the Acrobat Reader menu, choose File, then Open.
  6. Now select the PDF file to open it inside the Acrobat Reader.

If you receive any error messages while trying to read a PDF file on the ASRM site, it is possible that you need a newer version of the Acrobat Reader. To install a newer version, do the following:

  1. First, uninstall your current version of Acrobat Reader, by doing the following:
    • For Windows operating system, click on Start / Settings / Control Panel.
    • In the Control Panel window, double click on the “Add/Remove Programs” icon.
    • In the new window, select “Adobe Acrobat x.x”.
    • Click on the Add/Remove button. A small “Confirm File Deletion” window displays.
    • Click Yes, and your computer will remove Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Now download and install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat by following the steps in question above.

Installing the Flash Plugin

  1. Go to the Flash Player download page at and download the Flash installer.

Caution: Adobe’s download page may include a checkbox for optional software (such as Google Chrome or McAfee Security Scan) that is selected by default. If you do not clear the checkbox before downloading, that software will be installed on your computer when you open the Flash installer.

  1. When the download has finished, close Firefox. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select ExitAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the File menu and then select ExitOn the menu bar, click on the Firefox menu and select Quit FirefoxAt the top of the Firefox window, click on the File menu and select Quit
  2. Open the Flash installer file you downloaded and follow the instructions.

Note: If you are having problems with the Flash installer from Adobe’s download page, you can download the full Flash Player installer directly from


For iPad Users – Downloading the eBook in PDF or Text Only Version

You can read PDFs on your iPad through a variety of eBook and PDF reading apps, but you must first give your iPad access to your files. The simplest way to add a PDF to your iPad from your computer is to email it to yourself, but file-sharing services are nearly as easy and allow you access from multiple devices.

File-sharing Services

Step 1

Download a file-sharing service, also called cloud storage service, onto your computer if you do not already have one. Dropbox is a popular free cloud service, or you can use iDisk if you have a MobileMe account. Google Documents also allows document sharing across devices and is free.

Step 2

Double-click the downloaded file for the sharing service and install the software on your computer by following the on-screen instructions. The software will prompt you to set up an account with a username and password to secure your documents on the service.

Step 3

Open the folder on your computer that stores any PDFs you want to move to your iPad. Launch the sharing service as well. Drag and drop any PDF files you want to share with the iPad into the sharing service window and wait for the file transfer to complete.

Step 4

Tap the “App Store” icon on your iPad and browse for the app compatible with your file-sharing service, such as the Dropbox app, MobileMe iDisk or any Google Docs-compatible application. Tap “Install” to install the app on your iPad. Once installed, enter your account information, which will be the same username and password you entered on your computer.

Step 5

Browse to the PDF you want in the file sharing app on your iPad. Tap it to download it to the iPad, where you can read it the same way as you would an emailed file.

For Kindle Users – Downloading the eBook in PDF or Text Only Version

Transferring the eBook to Your Kindle via USB

Once you’ve downloaded the PDF file to your computer, it is simple to get it onto either your eInk Kindle or Kindle Fire using the following steps:

  1. Locate the USB cable that came with your Kindle. Plug one end into your Kindle and the other into a USB port on your computer.
  2. Your Kindle enters into USB Drive mode. A drive labeled “KINDLE” will appear on your computer (On Windows it’ll be in “My Computer,” and on OS X it appears on the Desktop).
    Clicking on the KINDLE drive on Windows will reveal this:

The new KINDLE drive as seen in My Computer on a Windows computer

And on OS X you’ll see this:

The open KINDLE drive as found on the OS X desktop

  1. Copy the MOBI or PDF files (that you downloaded in the “Purchasing and Downloading an eBook” section above) into the “Documents” folder on the new KINDLE drive on your computer.
  2. Follow your operating system’s proper procedure for safely removing hardware/ejecting the KINDLE drive, and unplug your Kindle from your computer.

Your books are now in your Books library on your Kindle Fire (PDFs are stored in the “Docs” library) or the home screen on your eInk Kindle. Enjoy!

Your book appears in the Books Library on your Kindle Fire, as seen here, or your eInk Kindle’s home screen.