Instructions to Visitors/Viewers

Site Navigation

The menu located at the left of each web page is used to navigate between the main sections of the website: SACS Home, Instructions, Institution, Compliance Report, Document Index, and Quality Enhancement Plan.

Within the Compliance Report section, the submenus contain: Section 1-Statement of Integrity and Commitment, Section 2-Core Requirements, Section 3-Comprehensive Standards, Section 4-Federal Requirements and the Document Index (alpha listing of supporting documentation).

The first page of each section contains the index page with a numbered compliance item listing and description. Clicking on the numbered item will open the compliance page for that item.

The viewer may return to the index page from a compliance item by choosing from the menu located on the left side of each page or by using the browser 'Back' button.

Adobe Acrobat Reader
The Adobe Acrobat Reader will provide a toolbar within the Web browser when viewing PDF files.

Acrobat Reader Toolbar
1. Printer 2. Save button 3. Navigation arrows 4. Page section
5. Magnifying (+ /-) buttons and sizing window (%)
6. 2-arrow icon - active by default - fills the window with each page; 4-arrow icon shows one page at a time

You will find several tools in Acrobat Reader especially helpful:

  • Bookmarks.
    The bookmark tab is located on the left hand side of the window and should automatically open with longer documents. Bookmarks allow faster navigation to particular sections of the document.
  • Image size.
    Located on the top tool bar, the image size of the document can be magnified by clicking on the + button.
Note: Printer and Save toolbar buttons may be dimmed on some pdf files.

Required Software and File Type/Size

The SACS Web site can be viewed in a standard Web browser (Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.0 and Google Chrome) in .html format. Requirement narratives and supporting documentation are submitted in .pdf format (Portable Document Format-Adobe Acrobat 8.0 and above). All word processing and spreadsheet documents are published in their original state as PDF, as well as all scanned document images.

Adobe Acrobat PDF files requires the use of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If Adobe Acrobat reader is not installed on your computer, you may obtain and install the software by clicking the image below.

The document file size is noted with the document citation when the document is larger than 1 mb. Document files requiring login password will also be noted.

Special Instructions for CD viewers:

After inserting the CD into your computer, the contents should automatically become viewable in your default browser. If after a few seconds, the contents are NOT viewable, please perform the following steps.

  1. Click on Start (at the bottom left)
  2. Select: MY COMPUTER
  3. Double Click on the appropriate CD drive (i.e. D drive)
  4. The Default.htm page should open in your browser.

If you are viewing this site from a CD using some versions of Internet Explorer, your browser will prompt you to give permission to open and view PDF files each time a PDF link is selected. Checking the box beside "Don't show this message again" will change security settings to allow files to run from the CD.

If the message persists, follow these steps to allow the CD to run these files on your computer:

  1. Go to the Tools menu and click on Internet Options (in Internet Explorer).
  2. Go to the Advanced tab and scroll down to the Security section of the list.
  3. Select the Allow active content from CDs to run on My Computer check box, and then click OK.