Ethics CD-ROM

The Ethics Cd-rom

The Ethics CD-ROM, produced by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is a collection of full-text documents related to federal ethics laws and standards including Federal ethics laws, Executive Orders, selected CFR chapters and parts, selected Federal Register Issuances, OGE formal opinions and advisory memoranda, Memoranda to designated agency ethics officials (DAEOgrams), and miscellaneous administrative and training aids. Issued semi-annually.

The Ethics CD uses Adobe Acrobat software although not all of Adobe Acrobat's features are available for this document.


The Welcome Page allows access to the Table of Contents and direct entry to the documents contained in Volumes Oneand Two. To change from volume to volume, return to the Welcome Page by using the File pull-down menu or by using the "Go Back" button.

The Appropriations CD uses Adobe Acrobat software although not all of Adobe Acrobat's features are available for this document.


There are three components to the screen: the overview area in the left frame, the document area in the main window and the toolbar which spans the top margin of the document frames.


Select an action by clicking on the appropriate button/icon:

Click the Page Only button to view the document in a single window.
Click the Bookmarks and Page button to view the overview and document windows. "Bookmarks" is a term in Adobe Acrobat that refers to the content categories.
Click the Thumbnails and Page button to display small images of each document page in the overview window. Click on the "thumbnail" image to go to that page of the document.
Select the Hand button to move a document to within the document window. Use the Hand to "grab" the document page and drag as needed.
Select the Zoom buttons to magnify or reduce the page image.
Use the Select Text button to mark text that will be cut and pasted into a word-processing program.
Click the First Page or Last Page button to advance to the first or last page of a document.
Click the Previous Page or Next Page button to move through the document one page at a time.
Click the Go Back or Go Forward buttons to retrace your path used in searching.
Click the Actual Size button to display the document image at 100% of its actual size.
Click the Fit Page button to fit the whole document image within the document window.
Click the Fit Width button to make the width of the document image fit within the document window.
Use the Find tool to search for terms or phrases within a document. A box will appear in which the terms may be entered.

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